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Data Center Essentials

This track isn’t just for the rookies! Everyone needs professional development, and our experts in this track offer no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts education and training on all aspects of data center operation and management so you can either learn about unfamiliar technologies and concepts, or brush up on some of your existing skills. From primers on edge computing and DCIM to how-to sessions on data center design, you’ll be able to improve your understanding across all aspects of the data center.

Data Center Planning for Innovation

Whether it’s the near future of a few months from now, or a glimpse into the years ahead, this track will help you determine how the data center is evolving, with deep dives into emerging technologies and data center design concepts. Learn from our experts how such technologies as AI, predictive analytics, advancements in cooling, and IoT are going to shape your decision making in the days ahead. Whether you’re currently planning to invest in these advancements or just curious to see where things are headed, be proactive and get yourself educated now. 

Design, Build, Operate, and Automate

Whether your company is still at the design process for your data center or considering a cost-improving retrofit, this track will help you understand the latest options in such areas as site selection, build vs. upgrade, capacity optimization, automation, DCIM, and disaster recovery – everything you need to know from the design, build, operate, and control phases of data center operation and management. 

Data Center IT Infrastructure and Platforms

For many, the lifeblood of the data center are the compute, storage, networking, and software that makes up the backbone of your centralized computing operations. In this track, our experts provide insight into the IT components of the data center and how to integrate, manage, and optimize their performance. As the data center expands to include co-location, edge computing, and cloud services, you’ll need a better understanding of how technology and platforms will be impacted and make decisions on how best to design and place these resources for maximum performance.

Optimizing Data Center Performance and Delivery

How do you choose which models for delivering data center processes are right for your business? With choices like on-premises, co-location, cloud services, hyperscale, and edge computing, making the right call and optimal combinations is critical. In this track, our experts will provide insight into both existing and evolving strategies for data center design that best suit your enterprise and business strategies.

Mission Critical Facilities and Energy Management

Whether your data center responsibilities involve facilities or IT, you’ll need to know the impact of your technology decisions on mission critical facilities like power, cooling, generators, UPS systems, cabling, telecom, networks, and physical security. Your data center’s reliability and uptime depend on excellent execution of all aspects of facilities. In this track, our experts will discuss the technologies, strategies, and systems that support data center operations and ensure you’re operating efficiently and keeping costs down.