Rethinking the Data Center: Our Three-Pillar Strategy (Cloud, Local, and Offsite Colo)

Tuesday, October 10 | 10:15AM–11:00AM CT | Poster #405, Halls F1, F2, Level 3
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Exiting a long-term campus data center and moving many services used by wide-ranging stakeholders bring many challenges. Hear how UC Berkeley is reimagining its data center, moving from a one-size-fits-all campus data center to a three-pillar model that meets the data and computing needs of a modern research university—all while ensuring the satisfaction of their end users. They will review the strategies used to re-think the Datacenter @ Berkeley, set stakeholder expectations, and begin the transition journey from on-prem to the "right-tool-for-the-job" approach to infrastructure.


  • Bill Allison

    Chief Technology Officer, University of California, Berkeley
  • Thalia Ghandforoush

    Senior Manager, Deloitte
  • Hannan Mohammad

    Manager, Deloitte