The advance of highly specialized network-edge data centers are increasingly software-defined and deploy advanced infrastructure technology sets, both in IT and facilities M&E.

“Two very strong forces are driving data center development at the moment. On the one hand hyper-scale compute and storage driven by cloud, on the other smaller scale capacity driven by the need to deliver content and services as close to the end user as possible”, notes George Rockett, CEO, DCD.

Over three days, sessions will explore the current state of IT systems architecture and topologies at the network edge. The convergence of technology, physical and virtual, engineering and design and how the combination of these will impact every facet of the industry and beyond will be examined. Kicking off DCD>Edge will be Yuval Bachar, responsible for global infrastructure architecture at LinkedIn, with contributions from a host of enterprise and colo data center operators.

Largest expo and conference at DCD>Enterprise

Technologists and data center end-user operators will benefit from discussing the challenges they face together in delivering the infrastructure required for the never-ending growth in demand for consumer digital engagement. Delegates promise to be spoilt for choice with 95 stands and 106 conference sessions to choose from over the course of 3 days.