Events: Velocity, Structure, IOM, CBX

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Next week will be one of the busiest weeks on the 2009 calendar for the data center and cloud computing sector, with four significant events. Here’s a recap:

  • The O’Reilly Velocity 2009 conference runs Monday through Wednesday  (June 22-24) at The Fairmont in San Jose, Calif. and focus on building web sites that are fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available. DCK readers can register using the code vel09data for a 15 percent discount.
  • The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit runs Tuesday through Thursday (June 23-25) in Orlando, Florida. Data Center Knowledge readers can use the priority code DCK to get a $400 discount on registration. The event will examine how the growth of cloud computing will affect infrastructure and operations.
  • Structure 09: Put Cloud Computing to Work, a conference by the GigaOm Network, is set for Thursday (June 25) at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Panels at Structure 09 will examine new database paradigms for web-scale computing, building hosting platforms for cloud apps, building clouds atop commodity hardware and the evolution of specialized clouds for industry verticals. Data Center Knowledge readers can use the registration code MPDCK to get a discount.
  • The annual Telx CBX (Customer Business eXchange) is also scheduled for Thursday (June 25) at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Last year’s event drew more than 1,200 attendees, making the CBX a key networking event for the connectivity crowd.  

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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  1. What are the big datacenter events that typically happen in calendar Q1?