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13 December, 2012 – International consulting firm BroadGroup has announced the 9th annual conference and networking forum, Datacentres Europe 2013 - which takes place in Nice, 29-30 May 2013.

Datacentres Europe has transformed significantly from its early origins, into a Global meeting place and forum for executives from more than 35 countries. It will deliver an insightful programme covering critical technical, commercial and operational topics aligned to the changing environment.

The 2013 event is dedicated to vertical markets, the datacentre and IT infrastructure they use and the transformative process that lies ahead towards a flexible computing environment.

BroadGroup research forecasts that strong vertical market demand will drive growth in outsourcing to third party datacentres in Europe, and will equate to almost 30% of users by the beginning of 2016. But this linear perspective will largely disappear as the computing environment changes.

“IT departments could emerge as cloud brokers, hosting applications across a range of datacentres and distributed architectures. Businesses will be offered a flexible menu of options, automated and on demand,” commented Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup Consulting. “For datacentres and users, this dénouement brings a completely new set of challenges and opportunities.”

The event will explore these options for enterprise users, operators and service providers. It will also attracts the presence of software and solutions, investors, energy specialists, modular builders, fibre connectivity and cable firms, construction and architecture firms, consultancies and experts, with more than 1,000+  expected in 2013.

Characterised by thought leaders, expert speakers and masterclasses, 2013 will for the first time host the CIO Theatre where facilitated panels and case studies will provide invaluable insight and a unique holistic perspective of the management of today’s IT infrastructure, data, reliability, software and cloud as seen by executives on the front line, highlighting special issues relevant to specific vertical segments.

“Practical topics and takeaways, product and service launches, on-site training, inspiring Cloud and Energy Theatres, and Modular will all continue to feature to support the IT leadership of enterprises in their technology solution challenges with robust debate and networking time across a wide range of topics,” added Warwick Dunkley, vice president of BroadGroup.

The event is supported by a major industry exhibition and high networking values. The Global Platinum Sponsor of the event is HP.


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