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London/Paris – 26 April 2012 – The impact of Cloud and achieving enterprise transformation forms the wide ranging focus of datacentre executives, who will join experts at this year’s Datacentres Europe 2012 conference and exhibition being held in Nice, France 23-24 May (

In the Cloud Theatre, a unique part of the event, Kfir Godrich, Vice President and Chief Technologist, HP Technology Services, Hewlett Packard Company, one of the foremost authorities globally will provide a visionary address and will also join a leading panel, Cloud, Big Data and Enterprise IT – How to manage the transition to Cloud and reduce costs? which also includes Neil Cresswell, Managing Director EMEA, Savvis, and Phillipe Weppe, President EMEA, Joyent.

Implementation in the datacentre remains challenging for enterprises. The founder of open source cloud computing management software firm Scalr, Sebastian Stadil will discuss the issues faced by enterprise users in deploying Cloud and Len Bozack, CEO of XKL LLC – and co-founder of Cisco – assesses Network Optimization.

AST Modular of Spain will hold the exclusive launch of Private Cloud Box in the theatre; Mark Thiele, EVP Data Centre Tech, Switch, will focus on the massive implications of Big Data and the Cloud. Enterprises also need to address unifying Mobile devices in the Cloud which will be evaluated by Justin Pirie, Director of Content and Communities, Mimecast and how this may be achieved.  Fred Beringer, VP Business Development EMEA, SOASTA will also contribute discussing Cloud Labs.

Security, collaboration, analytics, mobile usage, increased productivity, and integration all mesh into providing businesses with the ability to embrace cloud but implementation in the datacentre remains challenging.

“Enterprises now have unprecedented choice among cloud infrastructure alternatives,” commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president at BroadGroup, the researchers and organizers of the event, “and our delegates told us they would like to take away unprecedented insight into the Cloud challenges they confront. The cloud theatre at Datacentres provides the most significant content delivered in one-day that responds to users directly.”

Attendance at Datacentres Europe 2012 is already unprecedented with more than 33 countries represented. Sponsors include including Schneider Electric, Hewlett Packard, Infinity SDC, Anixter, Emerson Network Power, Fujitsu and Migration Solutions and Telecity Group and supported by Microsoft, the Green Grid, the European Data Centre Association, eco, and Datacenterpulse. Sponsors include ABB, APIS, ARUP, AST Modular, Automation, Bull, Carrier Networks, Caterpillar, CBRE, CommScope, Concurrent Thinking, Conteg, Digiplex, EBRC, ECO, Emerson Network Power, e-Shelter GmbH, ETDE, Future Facilities, Hitachi Europe Ltd, IKT Norge, Infinity SDC Limited, Interxion, Invest in Finland, Jerlaure, Joyent, Lamda Hellix, Linxdatacentre, Lsi, M+W, Neo Telecoms , Network Co-Op, PDI, Scottish International, Siemens, Strategies, Telehouse, and XKL LLC.


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