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The organizers of Datacentres 2012 ( Europe’s premier content led event for datacentre and cloud users and operators, have announced that Hewlett Packard is acting as Global Platinum sponsor and host of the Cloud Theatre. The event takes place 23-24 May 2012 at the Acropolis Convention centre in Nice, France.

Enterprises have unprecedented choice among cloud infrastructure alternatives, and current trends reveal the adoption of a hybrid solution of public and private cloud services, as well as their traditional computing environment. The CloudTheatre will form a unique focus at the event to provide exceptional insight into all aspects of cloud, big data and enterprise IT.

Kfir Godrich, Vice President & Chief Technologist, Technology Services, Hewlett Packard Company will present a visionary keynote at the event.

"Cloud computing is going mainstream and HP is leading the way," said Kfir Godrich. "HP has the enterprise experience, breadth of portfolio and global service delivery organization to lead our clients through this transformation. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring and presenting at DataCentres 2012, and look forward to participating in this international event.”

2012 is subtitled Energizing the Future of IT Delivery, which is reflected in the programme content. Now in its 8th year, the premier datacentres event for Europe has transformed into a Global meeting place and forum. With more than 35 countries and 700 attendees represented in 2011, the organizers have teamed up with organizations in Europe and North America whose memberships will extend the breadth of audience and horizon of opportunity.

DataCentres 2012 delivers an extensive educational programme that assembles many of the critical technical, operational, and commercial topics that confront day to day management of facilities. A host of topics and key speakers will be provided across 3 theatres plus the Datacentre Cinema, offering a mix of educational insight tracks, solution sessions, plenary sessions, training workshops and a datacentre clinic. It will also provide inspiring perspectives of Cloud and Energy, vertical markets, finance and business models, in-house versus outsourcing, new developments in modular datacentres, and emerging markets.

The programme and networking opportunities will also support enterprises to identify technology solutions to their day to day challenges, and will facilitate robust discussion and debate across a wide range of issues.

“As the flagship event for anyone engaged in the datacentre sector, 2012 will offer the most comprehensive range of insight tracks, educational sessions, keynotes, and workshops complemented by a major exhibition and high networking values,” commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president at BroadGroup. “We are delighted that Hewlett Packard will be actively participating in the event. Their experience and international presence will add greatly to the value of the debate.”

Data Centres 2012 is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Inc as well as Schneider Electric, Infinity SDC, Anixter, Emerson Network Power, Migration Solutions, TelecityGroup, e-Shelter GmbH, and is supported by Microsoft, the Green Grid, the EUDCA, eco and Datacenter Pulse. is the official media partner.

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