The Greater Toronto Area is the fifth most populous metro market in North America and is Canada’s business and financial capital; five of the country’s largest financial institutions call Toronto home for their headquarters operations. Data centers located in the GTA serve users from Newfoundland to the East and Vancouver to the West, 5.5 time zones away. Increasingly, because of “data sovereignty”, security and privacy, both Canadian and international interests seek to store and manage their data in Canada. It’s no surprise then that Toronto and its neighboring cities, together known as the “Golden Horseshoe,” comprise a prolific, high-value data center regional cluster and sought-after location for new data center builds. A new report just published by DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Intelligence research draws on data from its global data center census for a special analytical report, authored by Toronto-based Insight-as-a-Service principal analyst Michael O’Neil, to statistically paint the picture as to how influential this region’s data center sector is to the global industry. This conference celebrated the growth and achievements of one of the most dynamic data center industry markets on the planet.

DCD Converged Toronto 2014 is now history; but the buzz continues as this event played host to a stellar roster of speakers who led in-depth, thought-leading discussions at this three hall event, including a lively and thought provoking breakfast roundtable discussion and concluded with a one-of-a-kind cocktail reception.

A big “Thank you” goes out to all of our speakers, sponsors, attendees and media partners for their valuable contribution. To ensure that our 2015 DCD Converged conferences provide even greater value to attendees please send us your feedback, or if you are interested in joining us as a speaker, as we greatly welcome your thoughts and suggestions. You can send your information to:

Speaker presentations and the report entitled Data Center Dynamics Market Abstract: Toronto, value $795, are available to all attendees after registering for a My DCD Account.

We look forward to seeing you at our DCD Converged 2015 events

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Who should attend?

Datacenter Dynamics Converged Toronto is one of the the most important gatherings of data center industry leaders in North America, 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 Toronto 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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