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Datacenter Dynamics has officially opened doors to Africa. Data center professionals are welcome to attend this conference from all of the South African cities and the surrounding countries including; Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Angola, Ghana and Nigeria.  

Join peers and industry leaders, come together and share concerns, experiences and solutions to build a stronger, brighter data center future for Africa

Discover Data Center Market Trends in South Africa and world-wide which have been extensively researched and reported in Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence Report 2012 

A full market overview will be given on:

  • ·         Key Market Facility Characteristics
  • ·         Data Center Trends in new technology implementation
  • ·         Issues data center operators are facing
  • ·         Growth Forecasts and Opportunities
  • ·         Financial outlook and the key investment avenues in Africa


Data Center Challenges in Africa

Data Center operators are running out of space and power in Africa. The massive data growth is forcing users to implement new infrastructure technologies to increase the capacity of the facilities. Server Virtualization, Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Modular Design and DCIM are the most popular solutions.

South Africa is seeing decline in previously high levels of data center extension and refresh/refit activities. The Data center community need to come up with creative and innovative solutions on an almost daily basis.

Key investment Avenues and investment rates 2011 > 2013 in South Africa

·         Building a new Data Center                     + 30.6 %

·         Extending and existing datacentre          -  24.2 %

·         Refreshing an Existing DC                        -  21.7 %

·         Migrating a DC                                          + 36.7 %

·         Consolidating Data Centers                     + 52.1 %

(Figures are taken from Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence report 2012)

Tackling Rising Energy prices & Achieving Resource Efficiency

Big players in South Africa are looking for new ways to cut costs. Local companies and telcos are embarking on new projects and investing in to find new measures to reduce energy use and waste.

Discover how to create Resource Efficient Data Centers through Carbon, Water and Energy Efficiency Metrics

Exploring Outsourcing Strategies and the role of Co-location companies in achieving efficiency and reduce the cost

Cloud Security Best Practises and the road map for data owners when choosing the best solution to keep their data secure while implementing a cloud infrastructure or using out-source services

Benefits of attending

  • Network with over 400 African data center experts

  • Discover the Key Market Facility Characteristics, Data Center Trends, Issues and Opportunities

  • Future forecasts that widely researched and reported at Datacenter Intelligence 2012

  • Find about cutting edge technologies and solutions through presentations delivered by international and local speakers

  • Explore the new business opportunities 

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Key topics:

Design, Build, Operate
From site selection and engineering design through to power availability and full data center automation

Outsourcing Decisions
From collocation to Platform-as-a-Service, from Software-as-a-Service, to building your data centre capacity in the cloud

IT Optimisation
Insight on how IT needs drive data centre strategy and how that impacts infrastructure requirements

Who should attend?

DatacenterDynamics Africa is specifically designed to fill the knowledge and networking needs for both those responsible for the design, build an operation of IT facilities as well as key IT decision makers responsible for strategic decisions regarding capacity planning and technology investment.

  • Chief Information and Technology Officers
  • Data center Facilities Managers and Engineers
  • Information Technology and Infrastructure Managers
  • Network, Cabling and Communication Engineers and Integrators
  • Architects, Design Build Consultants, and MEP Professionals
  • Datacenter, Commercial Office Space and Operations Staff
  • NOC, SOC and DOC Staff and Managers
  • Server, Storage and Application Administrators
  • C-level executives (Chief Executive Officer / Chief Information Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer / Chief Technology Officer)
  • Data Center Managers and Directors
  • Data Center Project Managers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Project Managers
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • IT Consultants
  • Data Center Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Directors & Managers

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