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DCS Europe Data storage and IT management: Web 2.0, data centre management, application performance monitoring, network monitoring, application service providers
Working with a number of leading analyst houses and independent commentators, the 2012 program will take on a new look with a series of half-day mini-tracks addressing the key issues and topics affecting most organisations’ IT strategies and needs.
Each of these mini-tracks will focus on a particular subject and be hosted by an analyst representative and feature a mix of vendor, end-user and where relevant SNIA and/or other association content. Each mini-track will close with an open Q&A session for the audience and speakers to exchange views and get questions answered.
Already confirmed are the following
In addition there will be tracks addressing Next Generation Data Protection, Data Security, and Datacentre Networking – the analysts for these sessions will be announced shortly.
Plans are also progressing for the new Managed Services, Outsourcing and Hosting section of the events. Much of this part the agenda will be aimed at the reseller channel audience who are looking to migrate their business to one that delivers managed services to their clients rather than the more traditional product supply and maintenance services.
Content for this part of the conference will be specifically adapted to the European audience and feature a mix of vendors and providers who will share best practices and openly discuss new business opportunities and pitfalls to avoid. The remaining content of this part of the program will be aimed at delegates from commercial and government organisations interested in the field of using managed services and in particular the issues around the acquisition and contracting for outsourcing, hosting and co-location of IT services.
Registration for the 2012 events is already open and early bird delegates can save the normal Ä120 fee by registering using the promotional code: P7M12 at www.poweringthecloud.com
Angel Business Communications are pleased to announce the 2012 edition of the SVC (Storage, Virtualization and Cloud) Awards that will recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike, operating in the cloud, virtualization
The awards will cover the products and solutions themselves as well as the deployment in the real-world and those people who make it happen, and will be made, based solely on the votes of the readership of the Angel stable of print and online publications at a gala evening in London in November. Nominations open on 16th July with online voting between 24th September and 17th October. Nominations can be only made online. All entry fees will be split and donated to the UK Stem Cell Foundation and GapAid.
The 2012 SVC Awards feature 17 categories:
END USER AWARDS
Public Sector Storage Project of the Year
Private Sector Storage Project of the Year
Public Sector Virtualization Project of the Year
Private Sector Virtualization Project of the Year
Public Sector Cloud Project of the Year
Public Sector Cloud Project of the Year
Storage Hardware Product of the Year
Storage Software Product of the Year
Server Virtualization Product of the Year
IaaS Solution of the Year
Managed Services Provider of the Year
Channel Professional of the Year
SVC INDUSTRY AWARD
Doors closed on the Datacentre Transformation Conference after two intensive days of conference sessions, education, debate and industry networking on the 26th and 27th June 2012. Delegate numbers were significantly up on the inaugural 2011 conference and drew attendees from across the board with delegates from private enterprises mixing with public sector representatives and leading IT proponents in the higher education sector.
The two-day conference was organised by a joint team from the University of Leeds, The Data Centre Alliance and publisher Angel Business Communications and was sponsored by Advanced Power Technology, ICEOTOPE, ICS Air Conditioning, Schneider Electric, and Weatherite. The event set out to take a broad look at how the modern data centre is evolving and adapting to meet the ever changing needs of organisations’ IT requirements, the increasing environmental pressures and the absolute necessity to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
The agenda covered Cloud Infrastructures, IT Standards, Cooling and Airflow Management, Energy Efficiency, CFD modelling, PUE measurements and showed live examples of Advanced Liquid Cooling.
Speakers included Dr. Ian Bitterlin, DCA Technical Director & CTO at Ark Continuity, who opened the conference with his keynote presentation which concluded that data-centres will continue to expand as our demands; both social and business, for digital content and services grow. Facilities will become storage driven and footprint will increase, loads will become more load: power linear and, as a result, more dynamic. Thermal management will become less of an issue and PUE’s will fall to c1.2 in most of Europe. He questioned if only larger, highly virtualised and heavily loaded facilities will enable low-cost digital services as the cost of power escalates and low-resilience ‘cloud’ facilities become dominant. But it is certain that data growth is outstripping Moore’s Law and a paradigm shift in network photonics and devices will be required.
To stay informed about next year’s dates please visit www.dtconference.com
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