DCD>San Francisco will bring together infrastructure leaders at Uber, LinkedIn, Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman Corporation, LBNL, LLNL, and many more on 11-12 July at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis to debate how huge predicated capacity requirements of the future will be met.

DCD is returning to San Francisco in July and is set to gather over 1,000 senior data center, IT and investment professionals annually who are collectively responsible for multi-billion dollar infrastructure budgets amidst record-growth in demand for IT services.

“I run IT and security for Omada Health, a digital healthcare scale-up [focusing] on behavioral medicine [being] delivered via iPhone and Android applications, combined with connected devices and digital scales, blood pressure machines and coaches” said William Dougherty, who will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the impact of new IT trends on the data center business model at the event.

“We are cloud-first and cloud-only - even with over a quarter of a million participants in our programs and 500 employees, I own two physical servers. Beyond that, everything is in the cloud and this is where we see the future of technology [heading], especially for start-ups. No-one is buying their own infrastructure, we’re all renting it”

Unicorns of the cloud age to outline plans for forecasting infrastructure demand

On July 11th at 2:30pm, infrastructure leads at digital native, compute-heavy companies will begin setting out their plans to keep up with previously unimaginable and surging scale’ with capacity planning, hardware ownership, IT agility and supply-chain management central to data center strategy. The panel will feature Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Steve Schwarzbek, Steve Press, VP of Data Center Operations at Kaiser Permanente, Eddie Schutter, CTO at Switch, LinkedIn’s Zaid Ali Khan and the Head of Uber Metal, Dean Nelson.

“Today we’re in six continents, we have 78 countries, 600 cities, 3m+ active drivers, 15m rides per day, 75m monthly active riders,” Nelson said at DCD>London back in November 2018. Unlike, healthcare start-up Omada, due to the scale of Uber’s rapid ascension, they have turned to a tripod strategy.

“It is not on-prem versus cloud, it’s not an 'or,' it’s an 'and' when you get to scale, you have volumes where you can get to price performance that rivals cloud. But you can’t move like cloud can, we want to be able to say ‘turn it up’ and they have massive scale to do that immediately [hence the need for colocation].

This event is bringing together the full ecosystem of data center operators and technologists from across the United States including Apple, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Baidu USA, Twitch, AT&T, American Tower Corporation, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Box Inc, and more.