Past Events


14th Quarterly Membership Meeting

hosted by


260 E Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA

 FRIDAY , November 17 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM

"Next Generation Data Center - In Progress"


Dear Members and Guests of the Critical Facilities Roundtable,

Please accept this invitation to our next membership meeting at Cisco Systems.  The meeting is open to all owners and operators of Critical Facilities, and is provided compliments of our host ... at no cost to participants. 

We will meet in Northern San Jose, at Cisco System's Headquarters Complex, to hear from Cisco's data center infrastructure group and to review their plans, now on the table, for Cisco's Next Generation Production Data Center.  

Next, we will hear from Hewlett Packard's Blade Server Product Development Group to hear why the blade server is so important to the future of our data centers and how we can best prepare for their needs. 

Then we will tour Cisco's newest Research & Development Data Center to view their newest rack and server layout, methods of cooling and network connectivity.

Many thanks to Andy Broer and Cisco Systems for contributing the time, space, resouces and energy needed to help make this event a success.    

DATE:                      Friday, Novemver 17 from 8 AM to 1 PM

LOCATION:              260 East Tasman Drive, Cisco Building 9, Kistler Conference Room, San Jose

DIRECTIONS:           Freeway 880 between 101 and 237 to Tasman Exit East, about 1/2 mile passing Cisco Way and on to 260 E Tasman, parking entrance on the right, and enter reception for badge and entry to Kistler Conference Room. 


8:30 AM                    Registration, Continental Breakfast, and CFRT Networking

9:00 AM                    Welcome to Cisco Systems                   Andy Broer

9:05 AM                    CFRT Membership Update                     Charles Krieger, PE & Bruce Myatt, PE                              Summary of recent CFRT Events, Organization and Operations, Web Site Update, Committee Actvities and Reports, Future Events and Critical Facilities Special Announcements

9:30 AM                    "Cisco Systems NextGen Production Data Center"         Andy Broer, Director IT Infrastructure

Cisco Systems is in the process of planning and designing their Next Generation data center.  Andy will provide us with the details and explain what issues have been considered and what decisions have been made to develop Cisco's state-of-the-art IT facilities and network.  Q&A

10:30 AM                     Break and CFRT Networking

10:45 AM                     "Blade Servers: Why they Are So Important to Your Data Center"      Ken Baker, Blade Server Infrastructure Specialist   

Hewlett Packard is continuosly improving blade server technology to improve IT performance and to become a better citizen in the modern data center.  Ken will bring us up to speed on HP's newest designs and explain what data center facilities  managers can expect for thier electrical and mechanical systems as future blade technologies move into our spaces.  Q&A

11:45 AM                     CFRT Business Issues and Close                Charles Krieger, PE & Bruce Myatt, PE           

Noon                           Cisco R&D Data Center Tour (Optional)        Andy Broer and Cisco IT Facilities Staff 

1PM                            Depart for Lunch with Critical Facilities Friends   

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Thank you again for your support of the CFRT.  We look forward to seeing you at this great event ..