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Infracom 2016 unlocks data centre and connectivity potential

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The data centre, infrastructure and connectivity industry has a massive role to play in making digital transformation a reality for South African organisations. The InfraCom 2016 Exhibition and Conference is a niche event, which will explore how to unlock the potential of infrastructure and services.
Taking place in Midrand, Vodaworld on 26 October 2016,  InfraCom 2016 expands on South Africa’s Data Centre industry events to explore the most pressing issues facing the country, the economy and the industry, and presenting solutions that work for the local environment.
Predominantly targeting the local data centre, infrastructure, and connectivity sectors, InfraCom 2016 is an independently-organized exhibition and conference offering decision-makers in medium and large enterprises a platform to fully understand what impacts their decisions in South Africa today.
“Our research prior to launching InfraCom showed that people working across South Africa in the data centre, infrastructure and connectivity sectors agreed on the need for an event covering various topics within these sectors, and felt it should fulfil an important role to educate the market, share best practices and build a sense of community in these markets for South Africa,” explains Jacqui Gradwell, executive of InfraCom 2016 and founder of Data Centre Central.
“Whether you are a large enterprise requiring innovative and reliable technology, infrastructure or communication solutions or seeking a managed network service provider to remain competitive; or an SMME looking for solutions to  improve productivity;  or government in search of technology solutions to better the lives of civilians, this exhibition conference will give you the edge over your competition because it brings together an ecosystem of professionals to ensure the best solutions to optimise ROI.
“Reflecting on this market and its evolving needs, InfraCom addresses major decisions required to be made by data centre managers, IT managers, engineers, and business leaders such as CEOs, CFOs and CIOs – and all those having an interest in finding best solutions in the data centre, infrastructure and connectivity sectors.”
InfraCom 2016  has already gained support from key manufacturers, consultants and service providers within the data centre, infrastructure and connectivity space, with a strong focus on collaboration and forging solid partnerships with local decision makers.
CIOs are faced with a range of challenges, from all sides. These include supporting the new digital enterprise; an increasingly mobile workforce; a two-tier development and deployment model; funding challenges; environmental issues (including reliable power supply); the rapid adoption of cloud computing; software-defined software, data centres and networking; and skills shortages.
InfraCom combines a packed and informative seminar programme with a parallel exhibition with 20 exhibitors, brought together under a single roof in Johannesburg. Three conference streams will deliver a mix of opinion and comment from leading thinkers in South Africa’s data centre, infrastructure,  information technology and connectivity industry, covering:
–    The growing ICT needs of the African market through localised data hosting and regional interconnectivity?
–    Smart Technologies impacting the data centre
–    Best approach to Cloud Security
–    Building Smart Infrastructure for African Markets
–    Hybrid cloud ready data centres
–    Fundamentals of power, cabling, cooling and fire suppression
–    Path toward Software Defined Open Data centre
–    The Security dilemma in hybrid data centres.
This targeted event has been designed to appeal to top-level decision makers within the complex data centre eco-system, including:
–          CXO-level executives;
–          IT management;
–          Property and facilities managers;
–          Data centre management and engineers;
–          Value added resellers dealing in the data centre space; and
–          System integrators.
Because InfraCom has been developed for South Africa by South Africans, it is a free to attend event, which has quickly garnered the support of leading local manufacturers, service providers and operators. Current sponsors and exhibitors at InfraCom include Bergvik Flooring, Internet Solutions, Liquid Telecom, CMC Networks, Comsol, Molex, IRT Projects, Master Power, Schneider Electric, Uptime Institute, Metrofibre, Emerson Network Power, RT Systems, Delta Telecom, Delta UPS and Raritan.
InfraCom 2016 takes place on 26 October 2016 at Vodaworld, Midrand Johannesburg. For more information, to book stands or to register for the event, please visit www.infracom.za.com or contact Jacqui Gradwell on tel: +27 (0) 83 268 0442 or e-mail: exhibitorqueries@infracom.za.com