130 Days
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Solving the global colocation and cloud infrastructure capacity challenge

Event in numbers

  • Networking icon 70% of all Internet traffic in the world is routed through “data center alley” on a daily basis
  • 1-2-1 Meetings icon 13.5m sq.ft of data center space already commissioned
  • Conference score icon 557MW of new data center capacity is under construction or being planned
  • Networking icon 100+ major colo and cloud providers now operate data centers within the area

Why DCD>Virginia?

With the exclusive support of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and Dominion Power, DatacenterDynamics is launching a major new event for the Northern Virginia market.

With a total multi-tenant colocation data center inventory of more than 7.5m sq.ft that draws 4.5 gigawatts of power and with much more in the pipeline, Ashburn and its surrounding area is referred to as "datacenter alley". With seventy percent of the world’s internet traffic passing through it’s boarders, this is the largest growth market in the world.

Join 500+ senior executives from the nation’s largest colo operators, major cloud providers and the supporting advisory and technology ecosystem to share best-practice and the emerging technologies service providers can adopt to ensure long-term sustainability and meet exponential capacity growth.

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Key conference themes

  • 5G, Edge, Interconnect
    5G, Edge & Interconnect

    The data center landscape is evolving fast with 5G and IoT technologies set to ignite exponential data growth at the core and create a “new” edge ecosystem. This content theme looks at how this new infrastructure layer is going to be built, deployed and connected.

  • Energy Smart New
    Energy Smart Infrastructure

    From future battery technology to microgrids and the latest cooling tech, this content theme provides data center operators with expert opinion and guidance on how to design and operate highly-efficient and highly-reliable mission critical environments that support the next generation of high density IT.

  • Building at Scale New
    Building at Scale & Speed

    It’s crucial for data center developers and operators to reduce time to construction especially within the colo and hyperscale sectors. This content theme explores new greenfield data center design, construction techniques, framework agreements and supply chain dynamics

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    Site-Selection & Readiness

    Access to capital, site selection, energy procurement, and connectivity are just some of the factors that developers and operators must consider when planning a new facility. This new content theme focuses on the work that must be done in advance of any new data center investment.

  • Datacenter-nomics new

    A big discussion about data center economics, financial engineering, cost modelling, ownership, investment, risk and anything else to do with the flow of capital into the data center.


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Register for DCD>Virginia

You qualify for a FREE enterprise pass if:

  1. Your company is an enterprise organisation with datacenter requirements
  2. You, as an individual, are directly engaged, as a management or technical professional in planning, strategy, design, procurement, implementation, integration and operations

You qualify for a FREE service provider pass if:

  1. Your company is an owner/operator of Colo / MTDC / MSP / Cloud or Telco data centers

You qualify for a FREE advisory pass if:

  1. Your company is a technical consultancy or contractor i.e architect, engineering, construction, design, systems integration or facilities management.
  2. Or, you provide the following professional services: investment & real estate, IT sourcing, legal.

If this is not you, please book a VENDOR pass.


You must purchase a vendor pass if:

Your organisation provides technology, products or services to the data center sector and you, as an individual work in a senior management, marketing or business development role.

  • DCD is an invaluable source for both thought leadership, the introduction of cutting edge ideas and simply for developing new business opportunities.

    Rick Einhorn, EYP Mission Critical Facilities
  • DCD sets the bar for high quality data center industry events, networking and knowledge-sharing.

    Oman N Elissa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • DCD does a great job at putting together an event that enables us to share some of our perspectives but also to be able to get feedback from people.

    Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric

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