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Invest Insight: Gartner Event Summary: Data Center Conference 2014

Published: 22 December 2014

ID: G00272662

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff , Frank Marsala


The Data Center Conference 2014 highlighted increasing enterprise focus on solutions that provide agility, flexibility, simplicity, performance and capex/opex savings — owing to advances in server, storage, networking and software — providing challenges to growth for many legacy vendors.

Table Of Contents


  • Event Details
    • Implications for Investors
    • Implications for Investors: IT Hardware
    • Implications for Investors: Communications
  • Keynote Sessions/Interviews
    • Gartner Keynote: Nonstop IT — Delivering the Integrated Data Center — Dave Cappuccio, John Morency
    • Keynote Guest Interview: Lessons Learned From Infrastructure at Scale — Jason Taylor, Vice President, Infrastructure, Facebook
  • Key Session Messages and Event Observations
    • Top 10 Emerging Trends That Will Impact Your Data Center Operation — David Cappuccio
    • The Five-Year Storage Scenario — Alan Dayley and Arun Chandrasekaran
    • End-User Computing Scenario: How to Keep Your Users Productive Through 2018 — Chris Silva, Kevin Knox
    • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage — Roger Cox
    • Server Scenario: Evolution of Server Technologies, Provider and Best Practices — Carl Claunch
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx) Scenario — Beyond Virtualization — Phil Dawson
    • The Enterprise Networking Scenario: How SDN Changes Everything — Joe Skorupa, Andrew Lerner
    • Securing the Virtualized Data Center — Neil MacDonald
    • To the Point: Three Questions to Ask Before Deploying an SDN Overlay — Joe Skorupa
    • Getting Beyond the Hype of SDN: Why, When and How to Get Started — Andrew Lerner, Ronni Colville
    • Vendor Session — Dell: Accelerating Open Networking Momentum
  • Attendee Sentiment
  • List of Sponsors
    • Silver Sponsors

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