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Data Centre Central 2015: bridging the gap


Top-level decision makers wanting to gain greater insight into the country’s most pressing complex data centre challenges, from real-life economic, engineering and regulatory issues, should mark off 29 October 2015 on their calendars to attend the second Data Centre Central exhibition and conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Catering specifically for the local data centre sector, Data Centre Central 2015 is an annual, independently organised show addressing the industry’s most provocative topics – essentially bridging the gap between data centre theory and the reality of day-to-day operations within this environment, explains Jacqui Gradwell, co-founder of Data Centre Central.
“From the local energy crisis and rightsizing your infrastructure, to ever diminishing budgets and how to tackle cloud computing within the data centre space, today’s executives and data centre specialists face more challenges than ever before. And in Data Centre Central 2015, we give them the tools to navigate and unlock the value within this complex and strictly regulated market, as well as a platform to gain practical advice from industry experts,” she says.
Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural show, Data Centre Central has gained ongoing support from key manufacturers, consultants and service providers within the data centre space, with a strong focus on collaboration and forging solid partnerships with local data centre operators and decision-makers.
This year’s event will feature four keynote sessions, including renowned energy expert, Chris Yelland, as well as a focused technology seminar stream. Sessions to be discussed will cover: the engineering and infrastructure aspect, addressing power, cooling and security management; technology trends impacting the data centre environment; and the economic perspective, where the general South African economy and its effect on the data centre space.
Well-known industry columnist, author, speaker and journalist, Ivo Vegter will compère the entire event and also chair the day’s panel discussion around real life situations experienced by key experts.
This targeted event has been designed to appeal to top-level decision makers within the complex data centre eco-system, and is relevant for CXO-level executives, IT management, property and facilities managers, data centre management and engineers, value added resellers, and system integrators.