11/5/20 - Mission Critical Magazine publishes articles in 6-part series on Colo Selection & Procurement.
Beginning in the November 2020 issue, the magazine will publish six monthly articles on the colocation data center selection and procurement process written by PNMCF's Kirk Killian. The first article discusses the importance of Project Scoping to the process, introducing 17 issues for consideration. Subsequent articles will discuss geographic selection, prospective facility selection, the RFP process, proposal evaluation, and colo contract negotiations. DOWNLOAD THE 1ST ARTICLE
10/7/20 - PNMCF's Killian presented session at InterOp 2020 (virtual conference).
Kirk Killian of PNMCF presented a session entitled "Destination Colocation: Cloud Compatible" at InterOp 2020, which was rescheduled for October 5-8 in Austin. The presentation discussed colocation trends supporting enterprise migration from on-premises data centers to a hybrid mix of colocation facilities and public cloud. InterOp is the leading independent multi-disciplinary technology conference.
8/25/20 - PNMCF's Killian presented session at AFCOM's Data Center World 2020 (virtual conference).
Kirk Killian of PNMCF presented a session entitled “Colocation Contract Renewals” at Data Center World, which was rescheduled for August 24-27, 2020 in San Antonio. The presentation discussed strategies for improving colo suite utilization, economics, telecom interconnectivity, managed services, and scalability, with a keen eye to obtaining benefits valuable to enterprises planning future cloud adoption. DCW is the premier annual industry conference for data center managers. The AFCOM Journal published an accompanying article by Killian on this topic. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE
3/18/20 - PNMCF’s Killian releases Executive Briefing on “Coronavirus: Data Center Strategy Implications”.
The executive briefing discusses 8 data center facility strategy trends related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including staffing, demand spikes, project delays, shifting CapEx to Opex, cloud, and colocation services adoption. Contact Kirk to discuss any of these trends in more detail. DOWNLOAD THE BRIEFING
12/01/19 - Article by PNMCF’s Killian discussing recent trends in colocation data centers published in The AFCOM Journal.
The article “Future Trends to Attract Enterprise Users” discusses 12 trends being adopted by the colocation industry providing improvements in reliability, economy, cloud adoption, deployment, density, compliance, contract flexibility, and interconnectivity. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE
10/21/19 - PNMCF's Killian presented session at CoreNet Global Summit 2019 in Anaheim.
Kirk Killian of PNMCF presented a session entitled "Where's My Data Center" on October 21, 2019. CoreNet Global Summit is the premier annual industry conference for corporate real estate professionals.
3/19/19 - PNMCF's Killian presented two sessions at AFCOM's Data Center World 2019 in Phoenix.
Kirk Killian of PNMCF co-presented a workshop entitled "Colocation Bootcamp: What You Need to Know to Get it Right" on March 19, 2019, and presented a separate session entitled "How to Choose Colocation: Supplementing On-Prem + Stairway to Cloud" on March 21, 2019. Data Center World is the premier annual industry conference for data center managers. Contact Kirk at for copies of either presentation.