Region’s leading enterprise class data center and cloud transformation event returns to Istanbul, tracking the exponential growth of IT services
DCD Turkey returns on 6th December, gathering senior IT infrastructure executives from the public and private sector, to debate the infrastructure requirements that underpin the growing Turkish digital economy.
Digital transformation projects are proliferating, delivering the growing connected economy, with cloud and mobility taking serious foothold within enterprises. This emphasises the investment needed in enterprise-class infrastructure capable of supporting IoT and Big Data platforms.
“The growing popularity of smart phones, the launch of 4.5G by Turkcell and mobile gaming are driving the acceleration of highly available, resilient, and scalable data center deployments in Turkey”, says Hakan Cem Topal, Information Technologies Manager at the real estate giant Sinpaş GYO, who is set to keynote at the event this December.
Istanbul, digital bridge, regional powerhouse
The event will connect senior regional and international IT infrastructure executives in Istanbul to debate the future of this growing market. The latest investments in 4.5G by Turkcell and colocation facilities in Istanbul by major multinationals has been driven by the city’s robust and growing internet connectivity, establishing Istanbul as a major market, budding financial hub, and key strategic digital bridge between the Europe, the Middle and Asia.
“Istanbul’s status as a regional banking hub is certainly fuelling demand for local data centers where Turkish client data can be housed but it is the demand for high-speed, low-latency connectivity with other financial and business centres across Europe is also essential”, says Cenk Niksarli CTO at Halkbank who is also set to speak at the event.
Programme to cover the entire IT stack
As IT is increasingly becoming software-defined, the conference agenda has been constructed to include the 8 conference tracks, which aims to address the core challenges across the entire IT stack of the data center and cloud infrastructure, from digital infrastructure ‘North of the rack”, to critical physical infrastructure ‘South of the rack’.
Keynotes and debates from some of the leading organisations representing enterprises, aviation, government, media and the education sector are already confirmed, including Halkbank, Ministry of Development, Turkish Airlines, TAI, Tubitak, Defacto, and many more.
“IT leaders in the region are facing challenges trying to keep up with the ever-evolving digital landscape. Leveraging on our strong ties with the regional and international community, we are curating a platform for the Turkish market to come together, exchange ideas and best practices in order to make risk-based IT infrastructure decisions covering the entire IT stack”, says George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder of DatacenterDynamics.
DCD is moving to a ‘free-to-attend, by invitation’ event model for qualified end-user business executives, managers and technical professionals directly engaged with IT, data center and cloud infrastructure. If your company operates its own on/off premise data center(s), or if you are a significant end-user of data center and cloud services and you are involved in technology planning, procurement, implementation, and operations, then you may qualify. Click here to apply.