I go to too many data center conferences. And, I go to a lot of other technology conferences. What has been interesting is the movement by many of the data center events and publications to add subjects like Cloud, Big Data, DevOps which on the surface can seem like a good idea as there is a relationship. The problem is the # of people who focus on the relationship between data centers and these other technologies is not that big.
Spending the last couple of days at 7x24 Exchange it has been a pleasure to focus on data centers - designing, building, and operating data centers.
Attendance is as good as ever at 7x24 Exchange. If you have an interest in data centers and want an event that focuses on data centers, then 7x24 Exchange may be the right event for you. If you want to learn about Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, I head to Gigaom Structure where I’ll be speaking and other industry leaders attend. http://events.gigaom.com/structure-2014/ For Devops I’ll head to PuppetConf, http://2014.puppetconf.com