Events: IDC Green IT, Government Data Centers

There are a number of data center industry events coming up in the next month. Here's the information you need to plan your conference calendar.

There are a number of data center industry events coming up in the next month. Here's the information you need to plan your conference calendar:

IDC Green IT Forum West
Profiting From a Greener IT Infrastructure
June 10, Santa Clara, CA

The IDC Green IT Forum is designed for senior IT, technology, procurement and strategic planning executives tasked with managing the role of Green IT to effectively measure and capture market opportunities for energy efficient systems. Featuring end user case studies, IDC analysts and industry experts, this interactive Forum offers actionable advice for market leaders driving Green IT initiatives as well as provide a comparison of competitive Green IT initiatives in the marketplace.

The Data Center Best Practices Conference
From Homeland Defense Journal
June 12-13, Washington, DC

This event is specifically designed for government data center professionals and their systems integrators and consultants. The primary focus of this 1.5 day event is infrastructure, virtualization, "green" data centers and best practices. Conveniently located at the Washington DC Convention Center, this conference will feature leaders from both industry and government who will provide participants with information that can be used immediately in your agency or organization's data center.

O'Reilly Velocity Conference
Optimize Web Performance and Scalability
June 23-24, Burlingame, CA

Web companies face many of the same challenges: sites must be faster, infrastructure needs to scale, and everything must be available to customers at all times, no matter what. Join us at Velocity, the conference for people building at Internet scale. At Velocity you'll exchange ideas with developers, engineers, and product managers from companies of all sizes. Delve into two practical, highly technical tracks that will take your skills and know-how to the next level: IMPORTANT: Data Center Knowledge readers can save 15% off conference fees, just use code "vel08dcg" to register!

Structure 08: A GigaOm Conference
June 25, San Francisco

Be a rainmaker with cloud computing. Cloud Computing is clearly the hottest topic now, and we have gathered the most innovative and influential industry leaders together from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sun, VMWare, Dell, Facebook and many more. Don't miss the chance to network with 550 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and senior executives from the internet platform space.

Next Generation Data Center

August 4-7, San Francisco

Sign up today and discover real-world, ready-to-deploy solutions to transform every element of your infrastructure - and leverage the latest innovations for advanced storage, networking, consolidation, virtualization, and green power to build a robust platform for long-term business growth and efficiency. Register now at

If you haven't already, check out our list of the data center industry's 2008 conference schedule, with links to additional information on each event.