Thursday, May 16, 2013
IT is moving from a place of delivering technology solutions to the business to delivering services with the business. Core to this journey is the evolution of the datacentre that underpins the entire IT delivery capability. But, datacentres are going through a period of disruption and transformation and need to evolve to overcome challenges that are putting pressure upon it, including:
- The ability to react faster to line of business requests
- Manual datacentre processes which are not responsive enough and are at risk from human error
- Having to deliver services quicker, with fewer personnel
- Managing complicated service contracts
- The ability to leverage hardware as a unified pool of resource in order to reduce capital expenditure and operational cost
Many organisations are facing increased pressure to cut datacentre costs in order to invest elsewhere. But is this a realistic expectation? As IT organisations face a wealth of technologies and approaches, is it time to take a different approach to optimisation and cost management? What are the latest developments that will enable this objective to be met, while managing the vast explosion in demands from the business and expectations about speed of delivery?
As IT professionals, the impact of cloud, mobility and explosion in demand for data in as close to real time will continue to impact datacentre investment. There is a strong movement within the IT profession to evolve towards a software defined datacentre that is underpinned by commodity hardware, so what does this mean for the datacentre? Can solutions such as automation, performance management and IT operations focused really drive out cost and increase flexibility and agility?
This conference will give you insight into the technology trends that will provide most impact on the datacentre to address these challenges from both a tactile and strategic perspective.
This event is specifically designed to meet the interests of senior IT professionals such as CIOs, IT managers and network managers including:
- Heads of IT
- IT directors
- CIOs and COOs
- Head of Datacentre
- Strategic architects
- Infrastructure architects
This summit is free to attend if you work for an end-user organisation (ie you do not supply IT or telecommunications related products or services). If registering as an end user, enter "DCWB" in the special promotional code box. Registration includes conference participation, documentation and access to presentation materials, plus all refreshments and lunch. Please note that the fee does not include overnight accommodation.
We are only able to accept up to three attendees from each organisation due to limited space at each event. If we have already received registrations from three members of your organisation we will inform you as soon as possible in order for you to discuss attendance internally.
*IDC reserves the right to investigate and authenticate registrations submitted under this category and to apply the stated registration fee (£500 plus VAT) if deemed necessary. The applicant will be informed in advance if this is the case. See details of our end-user policy.