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Gartner Announces Data Center & IT Operations Summit 2011

A "Fabric of Clouds" Built on Virtualisation: Prepare Now for Your Future Data Centre

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- What: Gartner Data Center & IT Operations Summit
- When: 28-29 November 2011
- Where: The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London

Details: Data centre professionals are increasingly challenged by the hype associated with emerging technologies- such as cloud computing, fabric computing and virtualisation. As change becomes the norm in the business environment, with unabated pressure to lower cost as well, data centre professionals need to understand how to harness the power of these volatile technologies and concepts to deliver real business value.

The Summit will explore the evolution of data centre technologies, and how cloud computing and virtualisation will impact IT operations in a heterogeneous and complex IT environment. With IT infrastructure and operations consuming 60 per cent or more of the total enterprise IT budget, Gartner analysts will share initiatives for cost optimisation, sustainability, security, facilities planning, and business continuity.

The Summit will gather 22 Gartner industry-leading analysts who will be joined by featured guest speakers, including:

- Tiffany St James, Expert on Social Media, Technology & Digital Strategies
- Magnus Lindkvist, Trend Spotter Extraordinaire

The Summit will also feature several end-user case studies, including:

- Sajid Lokhandwala, Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Group Information Technology, Emirates NBD
- Paul Higgins, EMEA Data Centre Leader, GE GIS
- Lee Smith, Consultant, Standard Bank
- Julian David, Main Board Director, Intellect the UK
- Maxim Samo, Executive Director, UBS