Opening Up the Infrastructure Stack was the theme at DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco Bay Area 2014, and this key event played host to a stellar roster of speakers who led multiple in-depth discussions on the benefits of applying an open architecture concept to the data center stack.

Hundreds of data center professionals listened in as industry experts, peers and end users shared valuable insights in dealing with the challenges of integrating open architecture into their data centers, and adopting a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

And because more and more companies are embracing the open architecture concept, several sessions were added that gave attendees a closer look at the leading sectors driving the increased demand for cloud architecture — Finance, Healthcare, and Government.

Also new to this year’s conference were The Solution Stage, a special venue where industry vendors made exclusive presentations, and DCProfessional Training Taster Sessions, which were facilitated by expert DCProfessional Development trainers.

There was also some fun at the event!

Several sponsors offered drawings and giveaways, with prizes that included a Razor Scooter and end zone corner seats to the first San Francisco 49ers regular season home game at the new Levi’s Stadium!

We’d like to thank our many wonderful speakers and sponsors for contributing to the event. You made it a terrific success!

So that next year’s DCD Converged San Francisco conference can offer you even greater value, we’d like your feedback. Watch for an email inviting attendees, speakers and sponsors to complete a brief survey about their experience at the event.

And if you’d be interested in participating as a speaker or sponsor at next year’s event or another Converged 2014 event in North America, complete the form below to let us know and we’ll be in touch.

We look forward to seeing you at DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco 2015.

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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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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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