As fast as the the data center industry changes it is ironic that the media/research companies move at a slower pace.
What is one of the most interesting things to happen in the data center event/media/research industry is long time Uptime Institute executive Bruce Taylor is now Executive VP of DatacenterDynamics North America according to his LinkedIn profile
Also on Oct 31 DatacenterDynamics announced it is consolidating its US events from 9 to 3 with events in SF, Chicago, and NYC.
Starting in 2015, DCD Converged will shift from nine, one-day regional-market events to three larger-scale two-day conferences in the US. The revamped events program will focus on the three primary data center vertical classes: enterprise, internet and services.
The enterprise-focused event will take place March 17–18, 2015, at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. Meeting the needs of the enterprise data center community of end-users and operators, the New York event will place emphasis on the increasingly complex and heterogeneous mission-critical data center environment.
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis will play host to DCD’s internet-themed event, from July 30–31, 2015. The two-day conference will cater to the internet data center community of end-users and operators tracking the retail, wholesale and hyper scale continuum.
Services will be the main theme for DCD’s third and final US-based event next year, taking place Oct. 27–28, 2015, at the Chicago Hilton. The conference will focus on meeting the needs of the growing data center service provider community and how they provision next-generation services, from cloud to everything as a service.
2015 will be a competitive year for DatacenterDynamics vs. 451 Group/Uptime Institute vs. DatacenterKnowledge/DatacenterWorld vs. Gartner vs. 7x24 Exchange.
For 2015 I’ll be at 7x24 Exchange and DatacenterDynamics. I will not be at 451 Group/Uptime Institute given I am blacklisted from attending.
Some media companies I have never talked to their executives or staff. I regularly chat with 7x24 Exchange and DatacenterDynamics staff. I guess that is part of the reason I attend their events is I feel like they listen to attendees and are open to change.