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STAMFORD, Conn., September 14, 2011 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces the 30th Annual Data Center Conference

When: December 5-8, 2011

Where: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

Details: The data center is being reshaped, evolving faster than expected due to both economic and technological disruptions.  The Gartner Data Center Conference focuses on how to manage the changing dynamics of the data center. This conference offers comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of issues that impact the data center including:

  • Servers
  • Operating Systems
  • Storage
  • Facilities
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Mobility

Through analyst sessions, problem-solving workshops and peer interaction, you'll gain the insight necessary to:

  • Advance to the next phase of virtualization exploitation
  • Develop the right cloud computing strategy
  • Deal with ITIL and process improvements
  • Align I&O tightly to the needs of business
  • Manage aging infrastructures and the challenges of modernization more successfully
  • Deal effectively with space, power and cooling issues
  • Meet compliance regulations
  • Leverage master data to manage risk


*Facebook – Efficient Infrastructure at a Massive Scale: Frank Frankovsky, Director of Hardware Design and Supply Chain, Facebook

*Wells Fargo – Data Center Lessons Learned from the Wachovia Acquisition: Scott Dillion, Head of Technology Infrastructure Services, Wells Fargo

*Top 10 Trends and How They Will Impact Data Centers and IT:David J. Cappuccio, Gartner Research VP

*Partnering with the Business: How to get your CFO’s support for Infrastructure and Operations Strategy and Funding: Chris LaFond, EVP & CFO, Gartner; Joe Baylock, GVP, Gartner

*Driving Innovation to Achieve Dramatic Improvements in IT Infrastructure & Operations:Ed Holub, Gartner Managing VP

*A Data Center Perspective on MegaVendors: Why Everything you Thought You Knew About the Vendors and Market is Wrong: Carl Claunch, Gartner VP & Distinguished Analyst

And in a special keynote session at the end of the event, Gartner analysts will reveal the results from real-time interactive polling that will be done during the conference. This session sorts through the results of hundreds of polling questions asked to highlight the most interesting and significant findings, in near real time, that should be part of very attendee’s trip report.

The latest data center technologies will be demonstrated by the more than 100 companies that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Gartner Exhibitor Directory at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Data Center Conference web site at

Additional information from the event will be shared on Twitter at and using #GartnerDC.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at


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