I’ll be attending Gartner’s Data Center Summit on Dec 1 – 4, 2009.
I’ve never been to a Gartner conference, but have read many Gartner reports. I don’t reference any of their reports unless there is a public non-subscription disclosure.
Given I am attending the event as a blogger I can write about the things presented at a public event.
Interesting things I see in the agenda that relate to the green data center are:
Maintaining the 21st Century "best in class" Data Center
A decade into the 21st Century data center managers are not only facing traditional data center facility issues but are being hit with a list of new challenges. The growing interest in green IT initiatives, the obsolescence of data centers based on power and cooling issues, and the impact of virtualization are just a few of the new concerns. Even just measuring the efficiency of their data centers is a daunting task. Data center managers are continuing to grapple with cost, technology, people, location, and environmental issues, while continuing to deliver a highly available, secure, flexible server infrastructure as the foundation for the business's mission-critical applications. This track provides new insights into power and cooling solutions, greening the data center, and facilities considerations.
Some session highlights:
- Emerging Trends in Data Center Design: Modernizing the Beast
- Obtaining Cost-Effective Data Center Facilities
- The Datacenter Container - When and Where Does it Make Sense?
Analyst/User RoundtablesAnalyst/User Roundtables: Tap into sound advice for challenging times. Facilitated by Gartner analysts, these highly informative sessions offer the chance to learn directly from other participants' experiences. These sessions provide a peer-to-peer forum for sharing experiences and challenges on topics such as:
- Green IT and the Data Center
- Application Performance Management
- Architecting for Extreme Availability
- Increasing IT Business Alignment Through Communications and Metrics
Let me know if you’ll be there, and we can try to meet at the event.