Monday, August 25, 2014

1 Day Refresher Training / Fundamental Course in Data Center Facilities and Operations

Data centers come in different sizes - whether it's four servers in a closet or hundreds of servers in a building - which provide mission critical functions for enterprises and public services.

We are pleased to announce that a 1-day Refresher Training / Fundamental Course in Data Center Facilities and Operations will be launched in Hong Kong. The course outlines a critical infrastructure system supports a typical data center and the main components facilitate a data center operation. It also introduces the standards of TIA-942, Uptime and Tier Levels.

The training is designed for junior operators, engineers and system administrators to acquire basic knowledge in data center critical facilities, on top of the IT system and daily operations.

- What is Data Center
- Applications of Data Center
- Who are the users
- Users’ expectations
- Inside a Data Center – IT, E&M services, Facilities supports
- Data Center Configurations – Architectural, Structural, MEFPD, Network
- Glossary – Resilience, Tier Levels, Redundancy
- Operating a Data Center
- Loss Prevention
- Maintenance Management
- Facilities Supports – MEFPD (Mechanical, Electrical, Fire, Plumb and Drain) Services
- Specific Requirements for Facilities
- Operations Highlights
- Sustainable Management
- Performance Assessments


For details, please visit

About the Organizer

Strategic Media Asia (SMA) is one of the CPD Course Providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

SMA is a critical infrastructure training, seminar and event organizer for corporations and professionals specialized in data center design & build, E&M facilities, structured cabling system, telecommunication, ICT and financial IT services.

For details of other data center courses and seminars, please visit our website at

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Invitation to Data Centre World Asia 2014

Data Centre World Asia - The largest, most influential gathering of data centre expertise ever assembled in Asia working in partnership with Strategic Media Asia (SMA).

Date: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October 2014, 9:30am-5pm
Location: Suntec Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Event Website:

Strategic Media Asia (SMA) is Data Centre World Asia’s Official Training Partner!

Data Centre World Asia, located in Singapore on the 29th & 30th October 2014, is largest, most influential gathering of data centre expertise ever assembled in Asia.

Data Centre World Asia includes an exhibition of 200 leading international suppliers as well as a world-class, case-study led conference programme with a number of dedicated theatres, containing 200 speakers and over 50 case studies focusing on best practice. All this practical content is worth $2000 SGD – and is available FREE of charge to SMA members who have this invitation.

Gain the latest insights from data centre thought-leaders, practitioners and visionaries including:

Johnson Tan, Director, Regional Head of Engineering Asia Pacific & Middle East, Barclays;
Anil Karmel, Co-Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology;
Billy Lee Kok Chi, Chairman, Malaysian Data Centre Alliance;
David Blumanis, Vice President Data Centre Solutions and Key Account Management, Asia Pacific and Japan, IT Business, Schneider Electric;
Gavin O'Reilly, APAC Regional Head of Data Center Services, UBS;
Glenn Alann, Service Performance Manager Data Centres, National Bank of Australia;
Julian Kudritzki, COO, Uptime Institute;
Kris Holla, CSO, Data Center Products and Vice President, Nortek Inc., CES Group;
Manik Narayan, CIO – Asia Pacific & Japan, Global IT, SAP Asia Pacific;
Peter Rajaratnam, Head, Data Center Management, Prudential Services Asia to name a few...

Get practical advice from the 200 leading international suppliers including:

Dell, Huawei, Pacnet, Panduit, Kohler Power, Brocade, Digital Realty, Cicso, Mardix, TATA, SolidFire, Datwyler to name a few...

Whether you are already running and maintaining an advanced data centre, involved in initial projects or looking to improve or entirely re-shape your current data centre strategy, this is the one event you need to attend in 2014 – all completely FREE of charge.

Register now for your FREE tickets, worth over $2000 SGD at