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What’s next for data centers in Australia?

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The 7th DCD Converged Australia conference and expo charting the transformation of Australia’s enterprise IT landscape

DCD Converged Australia took place on 21 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre gathering over 350 experts from the IT, data center, and business sector. The key focus of this event was to further explore the growth and innovations in the data center industry in Australia, and to provide insights into upcoming challenges. 

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Possible impacts of the Australian Federal Election on IT and data centers

“Over the past 5 years, the data center industry in Australia has seen substantial expansion that has encouraged global providers of colocation, cloud and other services to invest here. Today, we see how data centers in Australia are evolving. The discussions here today dealt with management and control of a mixed IT infrastructure portfolio, the effective deployment of cloud and colocation, the challenges to Australia’s data center networks, facility best practice from a number of perspectives including the latest on technologies, the roll-out of NABERS and news on exciting data center new builds across Australia. We are truly privileged to have gathered together key industry leaders along with IT and data center decision makers and influencers today, talking about what’s going to happen next,” said Nick Parfitt, Senior Analyst of the DCD Group.

One of the most notable topics covered at the event was related to the upcoming federal elections. Kevin Noonan, Lead Analyst of Ovum shared “The outcome of the Federal Election, is likely to further underline a need for change. While there will be significant differences between both parties, the broad thrust is clear. Digital Transformation is already a hot topic for government policy-makers, and data centers continue to be the glue in a fast changing technology market. However, this will no longer guarantee success. Some will thrive in a changing market and some will not.”

To enable the industry to move ahead along the transformation, DCD Converged will take place annually in Australia in parallel with DCD Group’s frequent training courses in Sydney and Melbourne. As part of the ongoing effort to encourage innovations and to bring the Australian community together with the wider Asia region, the DCD Asia Pacific Awards celebrates the success of new technology and best practices adoption across this region with the finalists announcement during the Singapore Datacenter Week, and the gala dinner and Awards ceremony during the Hong Kong Datacenter Week. Entry submission to the Awards ends 15 August. For more information email apac.awards@datacenterdynamics.com

 

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