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Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) :

What: Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2014

When: December 2 – 5, 2014

Where: The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Details: The 33rd Annual Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the premier destination for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders around the world focusing on today’s most important I&O topics, trends and technologies. This event provides in-depth coverage of mobile, cloud, storage and other IT forces that are making new demands on the data center – as well as expert advice that will help position I&O as a key contributor to business strategy and competitive advantage.

Hot topics to be covered:

  • DevOps
  • Data center infrastructure management
  • Emerging storage architectures and vendors
  • Hybrid cloud computing
  • Software-defined anything (SDx)
  • BYOD effects on networks and security


*Gartner Keynote: Non-stop IT; Delivering the Integrated Data Center
John P Morency, Research VP
David Cappuccio, Research VP

*Gartner Keynote: Bimodal IT: Managing the Dichotomy in the Data Center
Raymond Paquet, Managing VP

* Guest Keynote: It’s Your Ship – Achieving Breakthrough Performance
Mike Abrashoff, Command of the USS Benfold

*Welcome Address (I would strike this as it is an overview vs. a true keynote)
Mike Chuba, Research VP
Dave Russell, VP Distinguished Analyst

*Gartner Keynote: 2015 CIO Agenda: Implications to I&O
Mike Chuba, Research VP
Dave Russell, VP Distinguished Analyst

*Gartner Keynote: Interactive Polling Results
Raymond Paquet, Managing VP
Mike Chuba, Research VP
Dave Russell, VP Distinguished Analyst

The latest solutions and tools will be demonstrated by over 100 companies exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerDC.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Data Center Conference website at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Janessa Rivera at

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 9,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 6,400 associates, including more than 1,480 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, email or visit

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