Report: Aging Data Center Asset Base Poses Biggest Challenge of 2014
Practical application of insights from the key market trends report will be discussed at DatacenterDynamics Converged New York.
The latest research from the Intelligence division of DatacenterDynamics identifies that the U.S. has one of the highest average facility ages in the world and as a result is fighting an ongoing battle to keep its armada of older facilities fit for purpose in today’s fast-changing, technology-driven data center world. American metropolitan areas with mature data center markets, including New York and the Tri-State, are finding that increasing proportions of budget are being spent on upgrading existing facilities, ensuring they continue to meet business drivers and are keeping up with the dynamic nature of IT requirements. In addition, the research identifies that almost a quarter of all data center footprint in the U.S. is now outsourced. This represents a significant ongoing shift in the marketplace and one which is expected to continue.
These issues will be on the agenda at DatacenterDynamics Converged New York on March 11 where industry experts, thought leaders and technologists will offer first hand insight and advice on managing the evolution of a maturing data center.
In keeping with the dynamic nature of the industry, this year sees the introduction of content tracks covering design and build, it optimization, power and cooling, new technologies, and outsourcing.
According to Kieron O’Brien, CEO of DatacenterDynamics North America, “At DatacenterDynamics we are committed to ensuring our conference agendas reflect changes in the industry. With the growth in outsourcing across the U.S., increasing uptake of IT optimization strategies and the focus on operational expenditure concerns, we felt that it was important to widen the program of our flagship New York conference to cover the topics impacting data center professionals across New York and the Tri-State area.”
Key findings of the recently released North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014 by DCD Intelligence (DCDi), will be included in a keynote address. Stephen Worn, DatacenterDynamics CTO and Board Member, will present highlights from the report and give insight into trends on space, power, new technologies and investment across the data center industry in the U.S. and Canada.
DatacenterDynamics Converged New York offers a six-track program with sessions in Design and Build, IT and Networks, Power and Cooling, New Technologies, Cloud, and Integrated Management. Sessions will consist of dynamic roundtable discussions and case studies.
- Sean Farney, chief operating officer, Ubiquity Critical Environments
- Simon Lee, managing director, Sapience Capital New York
- Ghian Foreman, managing partner, 55th & State LLC
- Joseph Higgins P.E., vice president, engineering and corporate sustainability, Fidelity Investments
- Ambrose McNevin, editor in chief, DatacenterDynamics
View complete DCD Converged New York agenda at http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/conferences/2014/new-york-2014?l=programme
Register for DCD Converged New York at http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/conferences/2014/new-york-2014?l=register-now