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Regina Luncheon - "PotashCorp’s Data Center Reorganization Project"
Tue, 10/18/2011
Event Location: 

CANCELLED (will reschedule)

Presenter:          Rob Belyk, Technical Systems Supervisor
                              Potash Corporation


Title:                    PotashCorp’s Data Center Reorganization Project

Date:                  Tuesday October 18, 2011

Venue:               Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Lombardy Room

RVSP Date:      Friday, October 14, 2011

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No shows and late cancellations* will be invoiced GST and Service fees are charged at registration.



Presentation Overview: 

The PotashCorp’s Technical System, IT team embarked on an ambitious project to completely tear down and reorganize the Saskatoon based Data Center  The project was almost a year in the planning, with the outage being a full 4 days. The project mainly addressed  limited room available for new equipment, but there were also the following areas that needed to be dealt with:

-   Power and Cooling : The UPS capacity had been reached and there was an   unbalanced power distribution.      There were air flow restrictions from excess and legacy cables

-   Cable management and problem diagnosis had become difficult.

-    Racks were a mismatch of equipment categories with some obsolete equipment

Rob will review the project stages from planning to implementation, as well show a  time lapsed video of the implementation weekend.


Speaker Biography: 

Rob Belyk has 28 years IT experience, 25 in Technical Systems. His primary responsibilities over that time has been support of the mainframe environment and the evolution into Unix systems. Currently Rob is the supervisor of "Large Systems" Technical Systems group at PotashCorp.



11:30 am          Registration

12:00 noon       Lunch

12:20 pm          Presentation and Questions

1:15 pm           Adjournment



Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter

Seasonal Greens with House Dressing

Grilled Chicken with Sundried Tomato Sauce

Chocolate Mousse

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee & Specialty & Herbal Teas

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