Webinar will discuss data center assessment, feasibility for Wyo.

May 10, 2012

CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Business Council is hosting a webinar to discuss the assessment and feasibility of data centers throughout the entire state of Wyoming.


The Business Council has contracted with The Management Network Group Global (TMNG Global) to conduct a statewide assessment of infrastructure to support data centers throughout Wyoming. The webinar will discuss TMNG’s findings as well as:


  • Primary Drivers for Site Selection
  • Why Data Centers are Good for Wyoming
  • Assessment of Current Infrastructure by Quadrant
  • Power
  • Fiber
  • Water
  • Natural Gas
  • Comparison with Surrounding States

Joe Sharkey, principal for TMNG Global, will conduct the webinar “Wyoming Data Center Assessment,” on May 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. MDT. The webinar is free and open to the public.


To reserve a seat, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/841976466 to register. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. System requirements for PC-based attendees are Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server; Macintosh®-based attendees will need Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer.


Joe Sharkey is a telecommunications and data centers industry consulting expert with both domestic and international experience, including the technical systems and physical facilities of telephone company switching centers, LD carrier switching centers, telecom and data center collocation "hotels", enterprise data centers, and most recently cloud computing architecture, facilities design and site selection.


Sharkey's most recent experiences will bring a depth of knowledge to this project in the areas of data center site selection, communication requirements and fiber optic cable design, cost and construction.


For more information, contact Brandon Marshall, Business Recruitment and Development manager at the Business Council at 307.777.2820 or brandon.marshall@wyo.gov.


The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.


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