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Event Highlights

Leading Data Center Event for IT Infrastructure and Data Center Facilities Professionals


At the heart of this event is more than three decades of experience bringing IT and Data Center Professionals the best vendor-neutral education, industry-leading speakers, abundant networking, and broadest access to vendors.

Watch this highlight video to find out what you can expect by attending Data Center World Global in Phoenix this March! >>

Why Attend Data Center World?

Education For Every Member of Your Data Center Team

Key topics on the agenda include:

  • IT Infrastructure Technologies
  • Data Center Strategies/Delivery Models
  • Next-Gen Technologies
  • Design, Build, Operate, Control
  • Resource Efficiency and Cost Control
  • Professional Development

With topics related to cutting edge trends, operations, security and risk management, and leadership strategy, we have education for every member of your data center team.

Different Session Formats for Your Learning Pleasure

You'll enjoy... 

  • TED Talk-style micro-presentations 
  • Panel discussions with industry experts
  • 1-hour vendor-neutral educational sessions
  • 3.5-hour interactive workshops with intensive discussions and hands-on activities for an engaging and immersive experience
Top-Notch Networking

Get ready to connect face-to-face with your data center colleagues and industry experts. You'll make new connections during:

  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • Closing Networking Reception
  • Speed Networking - a quick way to easily connect with others
  • Meet face-to-face with exhibitors and attendees in the Exhibit Hall
  • Networking Breakfasts & Luncheons
  • Sweatworking Yoga or Power Guided Walk
  • Women In The Data Center After-Hours Meetup
  • Opening Networking Reception
  • Plus many more opportunities during the conference!

Who Attends the Data Center World Conference & Expo?

More than 1,600 Data Center, Facilities and IT Infrastructure Professionals will gather in Phoenix, AZ from March 19-22. 

Our attendees come from all parts of the Data Center business, such as: 

- C-Level 

- IT Infrastructure/Management

- Engineers, Architects, Consultants

- Professionals who work in Operations, Network Security, Storage, and more

Data Center World Conference Tracks

IT Infrastructure Technologies

Today’s data center professional must demonstrate expertise with a variety of infrastructure technologies and understand how they can be deployed to simplify management. It’s critical to be able to integrate storage, networking, compute, applications, and power so that they’re all operating efficiently and at maximum performance. Should you consider independent, converged, or hyperconverged infrastructures? How do technologies like software defined storage, software defined networking, and rack-scale architectures impact your ability to build and manage these IT infrastructures? In this track, you’ll learn how to integrate and manage ever more powerful and distributed infrastructures, and discover how automation can improve your efforts.

Data Center Strategies/Delivery Models

For data center professionals, there are a growing number of models for delivering data center processes, including on-premises, co-location, cloud services, hybrid, hyperscale, and edge computing. What is the right model for your company, and how do you decide? In this track, our experts will provide insight into both existing and leading-edge strategies for data center design that best suit your enterprise and business strategies. What is the right ratio of on-premise vs. cloud platforms, and which applications can you trust for each environment? How can IT and facilities work together to develop strategies that address cost, performance, security, and availability issues for everyone?

Next-Generation Technologies

When it comes to next-generation technologies, there are a growing number of options for both IT and facilities to improve data center performance and reliability. Whether it’s AI/machine learning technologies for improving automation, improved cooling techniques for protecting stressed systems and preserving energy, 5G or fiber for boosting network performance, or even IoT or blockchain technologies to advance reliability, this track will address in practical terms what’s on the horizon for data center professionals for improving how to design, manage and think about data centers.

Design, Build, Operate, Control

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. You’ll learn such things as where to locate your resources, whether to consider a modular design, how to leverage analytics for improved operation, and choosing preventive vs. predictive maintenance for reliable outcomes.

Resource Efficiency and Cost Control

In this track you’ll not only learn about advances in the underlying facilities resources that keep systems inside the data center running around the clock, but how to maintain them at the most efficient and cost-effective rates. Our experts will discuss the best ways to design power and cooling infrastructures and how to maximize energy usage and reduce waste. You’ll learn about collecting performance data and how to deploy and monitor the proper instrumentation in real time. We’ll cover the latest in green technologies, and how to achieve a “close to 1” PUE.

Professional Development

Whether you’re in IT or facilities, just starting out or an experienced veteran, you should always be looking to improve your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. This track delivers the information you need to grow your career through practical advice from people who’ve been there and already navigated the obstacles. Through case studies and market research, you’ll learn best practices that will help you hone the skills needed to be a superstar in the data center.