So how exactly is cloud eating the colo pie? Private and hybrid cloud deployments are fundamentally changing how organisations procure outsourced infrastructure services; contracts, SLAs and pricing models are all under intense scrutiny. DCD Europe has developed an exciting knowledge and networking programme to help professionals find new solutions to their growing capacity challenges.

Free-to-attend for end-user of outsourced data center services

IaaS Professionals Converge on ExCeL, London this November

This year's DCD Europe conference programme focuses on explosive-growth ecosystem for outsourced IT, data center and cloud infrastructure services. With expert keynotes, panels and workshops confirmed particpants include:

  • WaiMun Heng, Head of Hosting and Cloud Services, Singtel
  • Maximilian Ahrens, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange
  • Piers Linney, Co-CEO, Outsourcery
  • Jessica Constantinidis, Senior Next-generation Data Centre Consultant, Dimension Data
  • Armin Graefe, Global IT and Infrastructure- Data Center Systems Operations, Adidas Group
  • David Leyland, Head Of Architecture Data Centre and Cloud, Dimension Data
  • Frank Rey , Director, Global Network Acquisition Group, Microsoft
  • Steve Hall, CEO, Crown Hosting Data Centres
  • Timothy Creswick, Managing Director and Founder, Vorboss
  • Jane Gilmour, International CTO, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Martin Heisig , SVP, Infrastructure Services, SAP
  • David Nelson, Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Boeing
  • James Walker , President, OpenCloud Connect
  • Manon Buettner , Principal & CEO, Nuvalo

If you are a significant end-user of outsourced data center services or technical/engineering professional from a service provider a limited number of free-to-attend tickets are available to attend. To register use voucher code CAPACITY2015 and click here.


Workshop: Colocation Procurement

This 1.5hr session has been designed to help capacity professionals navigate the complexities of outsource infrastructure partner selection and procurement. Run as a workshop, attendees will move through each discussion table and share their ideas on the subject with industry peers. Guest moderators for each table will colote key findings to share with the whole group in a panel discussion at the end of the session. To include discussion on:

(1) Planning for Growth: The importance of scalability in choice of colocation provider
(2) Security as a key colocation requirement: How secure is my data?
(3) Colocation for Enterprise: The impact of cloud on enterprise colocation procurement
(4) Colocation pricing models: Should cost impact my colocation decisions
(5) Contract Negotiation: Getting the best deal from my colocation provider
(6) Colocation Migration: Moving to a new provider, issues, challenges and benefits

This session is limited to 30 participants - to guarantee your space please contact

Telecom Exchange London

Telecom Exchange brings together voice and data wholesale telecoms service providers to close business. As there's no one network that touches every point around the globe, telecoms carriers necessarily need to partner, cross connect and exchange traffic to deliver cost effective and competitive service. TEX attracts leading buyers and sellers of wholesale data and transit providers, who need to connect to the 'people behind the networks' to negotiate and close capacity deals. Click here for more information on Telecom Exchange London

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