At the start of this year California became the first state to put a price on carbon emissions. The Cap-and-Trade program, part of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), forms a core part of that state’s ambitious energy policy targets.

As large energy consumers, how will this affect data center operators? What efficiencies can be put in place to take the new tax into account internally or should more focus lie on the utility grid?

And how will this impact data center investment? What will the continued trend toward virtualization and consolidation mean in this context? There will be fewer data centers, but will higher densities demand and energy demand counter-act any savings?

As converged infrastructure becomes the norm and network programmability on the rise, how is this changing the data center landscape? Is the world of many Clouds being made easier? And how will the continued evolution of virtualization, SDN and the emergence of the Software Defined Data Center make themselves felt? Is the continued move towards virtualization and multi-vendor networks actually simplifying and economizing the data center?

With 5 halls offering up to date information from leading industry experts in the form of individual sessions addressing Power, DCIM, virtualization, Cloud Computing and the rise of the Software Defined Data Center, DCD Converged San Francisco is THE event to explore the latest trends and technologies in the data center space.


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Recognizing innovation, leadership and ‘out of the box’ thinking, our exclusive ceremony celebrates the professionalism and ingenuity of the data center industry. Honouring organizations, thought leaders, pioneers and individuals who make the industry what it is today.
Over 300 senior industry professionals came together on July 12th, 2013 for this prestigious champagne and canapés ceremony, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom
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Key topics:

From site selection and engineering design through to power availability and full data center automation

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

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

Who should attend?

Datacenter Dynamics Converged San Francisco is the most important gathering of data center industry leaders in the bay area, bringing together:

  • End users and operators of the world’s largest data centers
  • C-level executives driving strategic direction of data center policy and investment
  • Key influencers on tactical decisions: operations, networks, IT applications, facilities, engineering, finance, and real estate


Converged San Francisco is an event you won’t want to miss!  You’ll hear from thought leaders on industry-changing strategy, explore the extensive exhibition floor to discover the latest disruptive innovations, and exchange ideas and experiences as you network with your peers from industries such as:

  • Information and communications technologies
  • Telecoms
  • The public sector
  • Education and research
  • Healthcare
  • Professional services
  • Media
  • Construction
  • Transport and logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and utilities
  • Retail
  • Travel and hospitality

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