Joint Venture Between CeBIT and DatacenterDynamics to Create World’s Largest Data Center Event

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CeBIT, the world’s largest IT event, has joined forces with DatacenterDynamics, a global provider of specialist data center conferences, to create the world’s largest truly international data center event at CeBIT in Hanover between March 16-20th 2015.

datacenterdynamicsThemed “The Business of Data Centres”, the conference program will run over 5 days, and will feature a host of internationally renowned subject matter experts. The content will focus on helping IT professionals better understand the role of the modern data center as the ultimate business enabler and home to “the cloud” in all its forms.

The conference program will explore not only how modern data centers are designed, built and operated, but also how organizations should select data center and cloud infrastructure partners for their ever-increasing international growth requirements.

The 2015 conference program is split into 4 distinct tracks:

  • Design + Strategy – Focused on the issues faced by senior decision makers responsible for the organizational strategy and design of on-premise data centers.
  • IT + Networks – Focused on helping senior strategists understand the implications of IT and Network transformation on data center design and architecture.
  • Critical Environment – Focused on the issues faced by professionals who manage the performance, efficiency and resilience of the critical environment.
  • Sourcing + Delivery – Focused on helping senior IT professionals make effective global IT infrastructure sourcing decisions.

The Expo, housed in over 12,000sqm (!!) will mirror the diversity of the conference content, hosting the entire eco-system of product and solution vendors to the market. The organizers would already have significant commitment from the largest brands in the data center industry.

Scale of both audience and venue

This is the first joint venture of its kind that CeBIT has entered into in its 28-year history. “We are excited to be working with DCD, which heralds a new age of brand collaboration in the B2B events arena,” said Oliver Frese, member of the board of CeBIT-Organiser Deutsche Messe AG. “By combining forces we can deliver IT professionals much more targeted learning and networking opportunities.”

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister David Cameron took part in opening the 2014 edition of CeBIT in Hanover.

George Rockett, Founder of the DatacenterDynamics event series, added, “We are honoured to be working with such a legendary event as CeBIT. The scale of both the audience and the venue will allow us to introduce some exciting new conference formats, and explore new topics.”

Operating in 42 different countries, DatacenterDynamics has developed a global knowledge and networking platform, with a portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, and business intelligence, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.

CeBIT, the world’s largest business trade show for IT and computer organized by Deutsche Messe AG, expects more than 3,500 exhibitors for the show next year and more than 200,000 professional visitors from more than 100 countries. The trade show and the parallel CeBIT Global Conferences will address the relevant IT-market trends like big data, cloud, mobile, security and social.