Gartner Infrastructure Summit June 23-25

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How will the growth of cloud computing affect infrastructure and operations? That’s one of the key topics Gartner will address in its IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit scheduled for June 23-25 in Orlando, Florida. Data Center Knowledge readers can use the priority code DCK to get a $400 discount on registration. Here are some of the highlights: 

  • Gartner analysts Thomas Bittman, Mark Fabbi, Cameron Haight and Stanley Zaffos will discuss and debate the timeline and implications of cloud computing for infrastructure and operations in one of the keynotes at the 2009 IOM Summit. This paradigm has the potential to shift the way purchasers of IT products and services contract with vendors and the way those vendors deliver their wares. However, there are also risks and barriers to the emergence of the cloud model.
  • What are the implications of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun? Gartner analysts Carl Claunch, Donna Scott and Zaffos will discuss this in a June 25 keynote session.
  • On the trend front, Tuesday’s kickoff keynote looks at a five-year scneario for infrastructure and oeprations, while Wednesday’s keynote examines the top Emerging and Disruptive Technologies in Infrastructure and Operations.  

For more details, check out the IOM Summit web site.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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