Gartner Data Center Conference: Photo Highlights

The Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 convened this week at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Despite the chilly Vegas weather (under 30 degrees) and winter storms delaying some attendees, the conference was buzzing by Tuesday, with participants attending sessions on topics as far ranging as the cloud and virtualization to power and cooling technology. Data Center Knowledge brings you into the activity with this photo essay.

Dave Cappuccio, of Gartner, presented to a standing-room only crowd about best practices in data center design and optimization. He said clients are asking frequently, "Is it possible to design a data center that is extremely energy efficient, economical to build and employs new technologies?" (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Gartner analyst Dave Cappuccio presented to a standing-room only crowd about best practices in data center design and optimization. He said clients are asking frequently, "Is it possible to design a data center that is extremely energy efficient, economical to build and employs new technologies?" (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Sungard Availability Services, which supplies disaster recovery and business continuity services, was at the conference with one of its mobile units that can be used as emergency space in the aftermath of a disaster. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Sungard Availability Services, which supplies disaster recovery and business continuity services, was at the conference with one of its mobile units that can be used as emergency space in the aftermath of a disaster. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The audience for one of the breakout sessions was packed. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The audience for one of the breakout sessions was packed. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

IO, data center provider headquartered in Phoenix, was on hand with its video displays of its monitoring capabilities, as well as its modular prefabricated data center product. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

IO, a data center provider headquartered in Phoenix, was on hand with its video displays of its monitoring software as well as its modular prefabricated data center product. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The multi-day Gartner Data Center Conference included the ability to meet with Gartner researchers and hear about their latest findings. There were also multiple opportunities for learning from one's peers and colleagues, in the sessions and on the expo hall floor.

Power Assure's Clemens Pfeiffer speaks with attendees at the company booth. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Power Assure's Clemens Pfeiffer speaks with attendees at the company booth. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

A vendor talks about gear displayed on the show floor with a conference attendee. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

A vendor talks about gear displayed on the show floor with a conference attendee. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

OpenStack Software delivers a massively scalable cloud operating system. As an open source project, it has a large and active community of developers and users. The community pavilion at Gartner was buzzing with multiple conversations. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

OpenStack Software delivers a scalable cloud operating system. As an open source project, it has a large and active community of developers and users. The community pavilion at Gartner was buzzing with multiple conversations. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Gartner Data Center Conference attendees networked in the massive expo hall, meeting old colleagues and making new relationships. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Gartner Data Center Conference attendees networked in the massive expo hall, meeting old colleagues and making new relationships. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)