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Invest Insight/Gartner Event Summary: Data Center Conference 2013

Published: 23 December 2013

ID: G00259953

Analyst(s): Frank Marsala , Andrew Neff


Gartner's Data Center Conference focused on disruptive trends driven by hyperscale vendors and consumerization. A key investor issue is whether incumbents can maintain their dominance and their margins in storage, networking and servers, or whether they will be supplanted by disruptive new entrants.

Table Of Contents


  • Event Details
    • Implications for Investors
    • Implications for Investors: IT Hardware
    • Implications for Investors: Communications
  • Keynote Sessions/Interviews
    • Gartner Keynote: The Intelligent Data Center — What Will Unfold Over the Next Five Years — Dave Cappuccio
    • Keynote Interview: How a Leading-Edge Financial Services Firm Is Transforming the Data Center for the Web-Scale Age — Don Duet, Goldman Sachs and Ray Paquet, Gartner
  • Key Session Messages and Event Observations
    • The Five-Year Storage Scenario: Why Storage in 2018 Won't Look Like What's on the Floor Today — Dave Russell and Stan Zaffos
    • The Mobile Scenario: Innovation Plus Agility Equals Opportunity — Ken Dulaney
    • The Server Scenario: Big Changes Ahead in Infrastructure — Carl Claunch
    • Software-Defined Networking? Not a Question of If, a Matter of When and How — Andrew Lerner and Joe Skorupa
    • Aligning the Network With the Data Center Infrastructure — Andrew Lerner
    • Your Network in the Age of the Nexus of Forces — Joe Skorupa and Tim Zimmerman
  • Attendee Sentiment
  • List of Sponsors
    • Premier Sponsors
    • Platinum Sponsors
    • Silver Sponsors
    • Pavilion
    • Emerging Technologies Pavilion

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