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March 16-19, 2020
Henry B. González Convention Center,
San Antonio, Texas


The Leading Conference & Expo for Data Center and IT Infrastructure Professionals

Data Center World delivers expert insight and strategies on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center.

Secure Early Bird Rate

Register by November 1, 2019 to save up to $500 on all conference passes. Prices increase November 2. 

Optimizing the Data Center

The data center is in an escalating state of transition. It’s no longer possible to effectively manage a data center without a comprehensive understanding of advancements in cloud platforms, co-location, edge computing, facilities management and environmental issues.


Improve your data center management skills and stay current with nearly 70 educational sessions, including keynotes, panel discussions, case study presentations and exclusive hands-on workshops.


More than 150 exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate products and services  you can compare in real time to help you optimize your data center strategy and make the right decisions for your company.


With 1800+ attendees and 100+ speakers, Data Center World offers more networking opportunities with peer professionals and industry luminaries than any other event of its kind.

Where The Data Center Industry Comes Together

Join us at the only industry event that delivers exclusive State of the Data Center research findings, in-depth workshops, nearly 70 conference sessions, keynotes from industry luminaries, 20+ hours of networking opportunities, and the largest data center focused exhibit hall.

IT Infrastructure and Data Center Facilities Professionals
Leading Sponsors & Exhibitors
Thought Leaders & Speakers

Conference Tracks

Data Center World’s programming is focused around six core tracks that are vital to every data center facilities and IT infrastructure professional, providing strategy and real-world examples that address the major challenges of the rapidly evolving data center industry. 

For more information, see our Agenda-At-A-Glance

Design, Build, Operate, and Automate
  • Decide where to locate your resources for maximum availability and efficiency
  • Leverage analytics for improved operation
  • Choose preventive vs. predictive maintenance for reliable outcomes
Optimizing Data Center Performance and Delivery
  • Decide on the right models for your company, and how to make those decisions
  • Choose the right ratio of on-premise vs. cloud platforms, and determine which applications are best for each environment
  • Get IT and facilities working together to address cost, performance, security, and availability issues for everyone
Data Center IT Infrastructure and Platforms
  • Determine the right server capacity for your infrastructure and workload needs
  • Decide if a converged infrastructure or distributed approach makes sense for your business
  • Optimize your workloads with the most advanced IT infrastructure and platform approach
Mission Critical Facilities and Energy Management
  • Ensure IT and facilities are working hand-in-glove when planning a new build or site expansion
  • Keep energy costs down despite the demands for more and faster compute power
  • Evaluate leading edge approaches to cooling, airflow, cabling, and energy distribution
Data Center Essentials
  • Break out of your comfort zone and expand your opportunities for career advancement
  • Better understand how operations outside your area of responsibility impact your own decisions
  • Improve your prospects for career advancement by shoring up your knowledge of important data center concepts
Data Center Planning for Innovation
  • Foresee the impacts of emerging technologies on your current data center operations
  • Leverage new concepts to improve data center efficiency and automation
  • Make smarter purchasing decisions based on a better understanding of the future

What's New for 2020

Have we got some surprises for you!

  • Get Certified – Learn how your data center can be certified “Energy Efficient” with our new AFCOM Data Center Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP). We’re offering gold, silver, and bronze certifications you can use to demonstrate your commitment to reducing energy consumption, saving money, and conserving the environment.
  • Startup Hot Seat – Watch as data center vendor startups pitch their new products in timed presentations in an effort to win your approval. Who will be crowned the Data Center World Startup champ?
  • Data Center Trailblazers – our new pavilion features the efforts and research of students and young entrepreneurs helping shape the data center of the future.
  • “I Am The Data Center” – our new campaign features profiles of various data center professionals explaining their roles and how they began their careers in the data center. What’s your story?
  • More Networking Opportunities – you’ll see more receptions and planned gatherings where you can exchange information and ideas with fellow attendees.

Book Your Hotel Now for the Best Rates

Secure group rates and be under the same roof with your data center peers. 

Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio River Walk
Reserve your room at the special rate of $239 online or by calling 1-800-445-8667 and referencing Data Center World 2020 and group code INF.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Reserve your room at the special rate of $239 online or by calling 1-800-445-8667 and referencing Data Center World 2020 and group code INF.


Data Center World draws upon powerful sister brands to deliver the most comprehensive, vendor-neutral education and bring together hundreds of engaged attendees and leaders shaping the future of data centers.


AFCOM is the official Data Center World membership association that serves 2,000+ professionals in the data center and IT infrastructure industry. With 35+ local chapters in North America and Australia, exclusive round-table Leaders Labs workshops, forward-looking research by the Data Center Institute, a webinar series and multiple publications, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in educating, connecting and guiding the data center community.

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge is the leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry and an official content partner of Data Center World. Each month, hundreds of thousands of data center professionals turn to Data Center Knowledge to help them develop data center strategies and build, and manage world-class data centers.