5 Big Ideas with 5 Big Speakers Discuss Next-Generation DC Infrastructure

I think this will be the fifth GigaOm Structure I am attending.  People ask if I am going to any of the data center conferences and the only ones I consistently attend are 7x24 and DCD.  Why?  Because I find spending two days at GigaOm Structure are more forward thinking.  I might be a speaker/moderator at the conference, and will be there helping out the staff.

So who is speaking at the next event?  GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham posts on 5 big ideas and 5 big speakers.

The first one, even though it names one, Google’s Urs Hoelzle, also mentions Facebook and Microsoft.

1. An application that lives in every time zone

Over the years Google has driven the technology behind distributed computing with technologies such as Map Reduce and Spanner. It is clearly thinking about how to build applications that aren’t isolated in one data center or even one time zone. This type of distributed thinking is behind its latest networking investments and is why Urs Hölzle, SVP Technical Infrastructure and Google Fellow, is speaking at the Structure. But we’re also bringing in others who understand these problems including Facebook’s Jay Parikh and Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie.

Urs Hölzle

Urs Hölzle

The list goes on and you read the rest of the five.  Here is a conference schedule if you want to see the rest of the speakers.

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