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DCD Colo+Cloud (+Telco): in the eye of the storm

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Dallas conference to shine a light on the disruptive sourcing sector enabling global digital transformation

The worldwide colocation data center and infrastructure services market is projected to double to over $50B in revenue by 2020, as data demand grows exponentially and enterprises seek to shed capital-intensive on-premise data centers. How this growth cyclone is financed, planned, designed, built and operated will be the focus of a dedicated event for business and technology leaders from the world’s leading providers of outsourced IT and data centers – colos, telcos, hosters and cloud service providers – on September 26-27 at the Intercontinental Dallas

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“The whole industry is in the throws of massive and constant change. Everything from data center design topologies to the business and financing models; you just need to read the news to see this,” says Bruce Taylor, EVP, DatacenterDynamics. “Digital Realty acquiring 8 European data centers from Equinix whilst CenturyLink and AT&T divest large parts of their data center portfolios. And then there’s the scramble for the tier two markets and servicing the edge. Competitive lines are getting really blurred.”

The big discussions being curated for this conference include whether new technologies are now reversing the economics that until now have favored “buy vs. build” for the both the enterprise and hyperscale sectors. How are private, hybrid and multi-cloud models challenging the public mega-cloud operators? What does the trend toward a commoditized, utility data center landscape mean for the outsource services sector? As smart workload exhange automation models come to life, is the day of the RFP and the colo sales force drawing coming to an end?

The conference program will cover the whole data center technology stack from mud to cloud – from the design, build of the physical facility to the fully abstracted software-defined data center (SDDC).

Open Compute Telco Project pre-conference event

The OCP Telco Project, a recently announced industry collaboration focused on open-source data center technologies for telecommunications companies will be holding an engineering workshop on September 26 – the day before the conference. “This adds another compelling reason why senior infrastructure professionals should make sure that they get to Dallas,” says program producer Giovanni Zappulo.

DCDs new free-by-invitation delegate model means this event will be at no registration fee for qualified IT and data center executives, managers and technical professionals – Click here for full qualification details.

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