DCD Canada maps data center and cloud infrastructure to enable digital enterprise transformation
Globally both business and technology leaders are challenged by understanding what digital enterprise transformation means for their sector. What will a three-fold increase in the data passing through data centers by 2020 actually mean to their businesses? And how prepared are they for the coming data tsunami?
Nearly double the number of delegates than in any previous year will attend the DatacenterDynamics seventh annual DCD Canada conference and expo taking place at the Allstream Centre, Toronto, next Tuesday (Nov. 10) that includes the inaugural Cloud Symposium, hosted by the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (TCBC).
Placing Cloud at the heart of infrastructure strategy
The projected data traffic growth that will flow through Greater Toronto Area networks and data centers will drive rapid growth in the data center sector, particularly in colocation and cloud data center capacity and services. Beyond the cloud coverage, DCD Canada for the first time will hear from a broad spectrum of senior-most executives and subject matter experts on a wide range of topics.“Today, the questions around cloud involve optimization, not adoption,” says Michael O’Neil, principal analyst with Insight-as-a-Service and chair of Cloud Symposium at DCD Canada. “A new survey of 240 Canadian companies with 100 or more employees found that 100 percent are now using cloud services. The challenge now is to move past cloud as a source of flexible storage to cloud as a source for business advantage.” Cloud Symposium forms one track at DCD Canada with the intent being to help delegates navigate from thinking of cloud as simply “IT infrastructure sourcing” to true “strategic competitiveness,” says O’Neil.
“DCD is about the full data center infrastructure ecosystem, from mud to cloud, that not only supports but makes digital transformation possible” says Bruce Taylor, Executive Vice President for DCD North America. “We’ll have a panel of experts to discuss the forecasted talent shortage in IT and the data center, and how to best address it. We also will hear from DevOps experts as well as the new breed of digital executives who are reshaping their companies.”
Speaking in sessions and on panels are business and technical executives of such well-known brands as RBC, PwC, Seneca College, TeraGo Networks, HHAngus, Microsoft, Hitachi, Rogers, Holt Renfrew, CentriLogic, Ehvert Mission Critical, U of ON Institute of Technology, Q9 Networks, Manulife Financial, Schneider Electric, JLL, CenturyLink.
If you are in Toronto on 10th November why not join the debate. A number of complimentary passes are available. Contact Seetal Katelia for more information.