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The Enterprise-Defined Data Center: Focusing on Business Outcomes

As the digital wave advances, I&O leaders must act quickly to create an enterprise data center strategy that’s ultra-agile, scalable and responsive to change. Join us for a practical approach to I&O modernization where cloud, virtualization, automation, DevOps, bimodal, software-defined anything and mobile can replace rigid—and increasingly outdated—infrastructure.

The conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Tech Services Operations
  • Data Center Facilities
  • Critical Facilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering
IT Operations & Facilities
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer 
  • Servers & Storage
  • Distributed Server & Storage
  • Enterprise Storage Manager
  • Storage and Backup Operations
Servers, Storage & Backup/Recovery
Roles Include:
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • End User Computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • End User Computing, I&O
  • Cloud Practice
  • Cloud Service Creation Lead
  • Cloud Ops
  • Domain Leader, Cloud
Mobile, Cloud & Desktop Virtualization
Roles Include:
  • Network Services
  • Enterprise Network Engineering and Delivery
  • Network Engineer
  • Principal Network Architect
  • Telecomm Network Analyst
  • Data Center Services
  • Virtualization Engagement
  • Change Management
Data Center Networking

What You Will Learn

  • Enable enterprise mobility with a secure bring your own device strategy
  • Explore elements and ramifications of a Web-scale IT approach
  • Rethink how information is delivered, accessed and consumed
  • Ensure your I&O initiatives are fully aligned with business goals and priorities
  • Mitigate infrastructure costs without sacrificing data delivery quality
  • Attract, develop and retain the best data center and I&O talent at every level
  • Deal effectively with space, power and cooling issues
  • Develop the best cloud strategy for your organization

See what attendees have said about what they learned

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions.
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives
  • Hospitality Suites: Evening receptions ideal for informal networking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest sourcing topics based on your role, experience level and key focus. Take a look at what we presented at least year's conference to better understand the areas we cover. If you'd like more information, sign up and you'll be the first to know when our agenda is available. 


2015 Conference Tracks

  • Creating and Sustaining an Agile Infrastructure
  • Achieving IT Operations Excellence in a Fast-Moving World
  • Data Center Modernization: Staying Agile in Chaotic Times
  • Navigating the Journey to Cloud-Delivered Services
  • Enabling End Users in the Digital Workplace
  • The Future of Servers in a Bimodal world
  • Emerging Trends in Networking and Communications
  • Addressing the Need to Store and Protect More Data
  • IT Leadership — Professional Development for You and Your Staff
  • The Ongoing Opportunity for IT Cost and Value Optimization

Virtual Tracks:
  • Software-Defined Everything — Achieving Higher Levels of Efficiency and Flexibility
  • Hot Topics for Midsize Organizations

See How We Addressed Your Key Challenges

  • How can organizations become more agile, yet still deliver mission-critical services to support the business? View sessions
  • How can organizations separate vendor hype from reality in the myriad marketing messages on the concept of "software-defined"? View sessions
  • What role should containers play in my organization? View sessions
  • How should organizations secure, manage and govern cloud services across internal, external and hybrid environments? View sessions
  • How does IT operations remain relevant going forward? View sessions

View conference sessions aligned to these top challenges and more. 

Hot Topics Covered Last Year

  • Cloud management
  • Developing and advancing cloud and mobile strategies
  • Aligning costs related to business value
  • Gauging the impact of IoT and digital business on I&O
  • Optimizing IT operations tools and technologies
  • Assessing the role of emerging technologies such as containers and hyperconverged systems
  • Determining a five-year data center capacity sourcing strategy

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference


More than 60 Gartner analysts and over 2,600 I&O professionals were on hand to meet, discuss and learn from each other at our largest event to date. Live audience polling via mobile devices took place throughout the week, providing real-time feedback about attendees’ I&O budgets, priorities, projects and shared challenges. View the infographic to see some of the top results, keynote highlights and more. 
"I found this event valuable to secure our data center and there was a lot of SDx information for us to prepare for the future."

- Cody Neugen, Systems Admin Zodiac Aerospace

"This event really helped me focus on what I need to do to automate my virtual environment. Their experts are extremely knowledgeable, giving me the real-world information I need to make informed decisions."

- Patrick Wescott, Network Analyst FMC Corporation

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Analyst User Roundtables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Evening Receptions and Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program

Sign-up to be among the first to recieve our 2016 Agenda


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts, the foremost experts in their areas of focus.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Dave Russell
    Dave Russell

    VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair

    Gartner Research

  • Mike Chuba
    Mike Chuba

    Vice President

    Gartner Research

Wrapping up the 2015 Conference

Mike Chuba
Mike Chuba

Research VP and Conference Co-Chair, Gartner

With a focus on the enterprise-defined data center, the 34th annual Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference urged data center and I&O leaders to dive deeper into cloud, virtualization, automation, DevOps, bimodal IT, and better understand how software-defined anything and mobile can replace rigid—and increasingly outdated—infrastructure.

The three-and-a-half-day event provided a framework for prioritizing projects and initiatives, strategies for managing ongoing disruption and volatility, as well as guidelines for creating and sustaining an I&O culture that supports the needs of a digital enterprise.
  • More than 60 Gartner analysts were on hand to interpret and present new Gartner I&O research findings, facilitate topic-specific workshops and roundtables, and consult privately with our largest audience to date.
  • Live audience polling via mobile devices took place throughout the week, providing real-time feedback about attendees’ I&O budgets, priorities, projects and shared challenges.

Learn more about last year's conference here

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"This was amazing! 1:1 with Gartner analyst were especially helpful - gave me good ideas of what to work on first when back in the office."

- John Coate, Netops Manager WA State


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Venue & Travel

Las Vegas, Nevada


3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV, United States - 89109

From McCarran Airport Car Rental Center

  • Head north on Gilespie St toward E Arby Ave
  • Turn left onto Hidden Well Rd/E Maule Ave
  • Take the ramp onto I-15 N
  • Merge onto I-15 N
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left

From Interstate 15
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left


The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the conference. Please check back for more details once housing becomes available. 

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.