DatacenterDynamics Converged Seattle is THE data center industry event in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn the latest strategies and best practices from leading end users and cloud-scale data center operators at the region’s must-attend event.

Seattle continues to be a major market for the data center industry, and the all-important gateway to Asia. Some of the smartest companies in the world, who could have located their data centers anywhere else, chose Seattle. Why? With abundant and inexpensive hydropower, generous tax incentives, and a world-class workforce, Seattle has much to offer. The level of innovation here is high. The brainpower is tremendous. There are many reasons why Seattle plays such a critical role in the Pacific Northwest region, and at this year’s Converged Seattle, we’ll examine them in depth.

Despite all the positives, the region does present some unique challenges. Environmental issues are a perennial concern, and knowing how to work effectively with local regulators and utilities are essential to success in the Pacific Northwest. What do you need to know?

This year we’ll present an agenda jam-packed with case studies from end users and industry luminaries, lively panel discussions, and great keynote speakers. We’ll focus on such key topics as software defined networking, DCIM, energy implications in cloud-scale operations, next-generation modular data centers, and much more. We’re very excited about DCD Converged Seattle 2013 and look forward to seeing you there!

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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 center capacity in the cloud

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

Who should attend?

Datacenter Dynamics Converged Seattle is the most important gathering of data center industry leaders in the Pacific Northwest, 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

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