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Gartner Invest/Gartner Event Summary: 2012 Data Center Conference

Published: 26 December 2012

ID: G00246810

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff , Frank Marsala


The 2012 Data Center Conference highlighted the dual priorities of cost optimization and the need for agility in a cost-constrained environment. Other hot topics included software-defined networks, cloud computing and BYOD. Company Impact: CSCO, DELL, EMC, FIO, HPQ, IBM, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, RHAT.

Table Of Contents

Investor Implications


  • Summary
  • Event Details
  • Attendee Sentiment
  • Key Messages From Sessions
  • Keynote Messages
    • Session Title: Welcome and Introduction
    • Session Title: Gartner Keynote: What Will Happen in the Next Five Years
    • Session Title: Gartner Keynote: Rethink Infrastructure and Operations to Dramatically Reduce Costs
  • Key Topics Coming Out of Breakout Sessions, Analyst and Vendor/User Roundtables
    • Session Title: Networking Lounge: Software-Defined Networking and Its Impact on the Data Center
    • Session Title: To the Point: SSDs in Future Storage
    • Session Title: Storage Scenario: Approaching the Gateway of a New Era
    • Session: The Server Scenario: It's 2016 — Do You Know Where Your Server Is?
    • Session: Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring
    • Session Title: How Network Performance Monitoring Can Be Leveraged to Understand Application Performance
  • Selected Vendor Presentations
    • IBM: Overview of IBM's PureSystems Portfolio With Special Focus on PureFlex
    • Session: EMC Presentation: Transform IT + Business + Yourself
  • Event Sponsors

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