The Fifth Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit will be held June 13-14, 2016 at the Westin Chicago River North.

More than 300 senior-level executives and decision makers in the data center and connectivity arenas have already made plans to attend The Fifth Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit; more than 400 are expected. The Fifth Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, the next installment in The National Data Center Summit Series®, is the premier regional conference for data center executives, allowing access to all of the most important market intelligence and the most active firms.

This two-day summit will more than feature 40 speakers who will offer comprehensive market analysis of the opportunities and challenges in Midwest markets. Participating firms represent the industry’s most active developers, investors, operators and end-users, including: Digital Realty/Telx, Carter Validus, Goldman Sachs, Mintz Levin and Schneider Electric. The summit will feature 13 hours of combined informational panels and networking. Participating endusers will represent Chicago’s financial sector and most active firms. 

The speakers will discuss the most important trends in the Chicago and Midwestern data center marketplace, including: What is an “edge” data center and how should it fit into a company’s overall data center strategy? How are operators effectively using DCIM? How does the cloud impact data centers? What do you need to do to prepare for IoT? How “real” are Software Defined Data Centers? How are you reconfiguring your network to support your evolving needs?  How fast does your internal network need to be (10 GB, 25GB, 40 GB, 100GB, Faster? Docker and Kubernetes: What you need to know

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