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Data Centres North announces that the 2016 conference and exhibition will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February 2016 in Manchester.

Data Centres North announces that the 2016 conference and exhibition will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February 2016 in Manchester.

Billed as the premier conference for the computing behind the Northern Powerhouse, Data Centres North 2016 is applicable to everyone from those involved with smaller server-rooms and coms-rooms to the staff responsible for Operations, NOC, IT, Networking and Facilities Management, at large co-location, corporate and cloud data centres.

Data Centres North 2016 will be held at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club – Manchester’s world-famous Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground and conference centre. This refreshingly intimate venue adds to the quality of the conference - and the ability to have unhurried and high quality conversations with vendors and the speakers makes Data Centres North 2016 well worth taking time to visit.

Supported by the Data Centre Alliance, British Computer Society Data Centre SIG, techUK, DATACENTRE.ME, DCN, NCN an and other influential organisations, The Data Centres North 2016 Conference has three main streams:

Strategy Stream

This Conference Stream, which operates throughout the two full conference days will focus on the the highly important Northern Regional Strategy including Development Drivers, Market Drivers, Finance, People and Opportunities.

Operations Stream

Covering the whole remit of design and operations from the latest updates on standards, the relevance (or otherwise) of PUE in smaller data centres and server rooms, and all of the hardware and services from cabling through cooling, power, UPS, monitoring, DCIM, Construction Products Regulation & how it applied to DCs, Codes and Standards.

**New** Mission Critical Stream

The data centre is a critical element of many mission-critical organisations.

Many of those organisations, for example, nuclear, pharmaceutical, mining, petrochemical, healthcare and of course banking and finance have long-term experience and expertise in running mission-critical operations.

The Mission Critical Stream at Data Centres North 2016 will look at what we in the data centre fraternity can learn from the hard-learned secrets to success that those businesses are kindly willing to share for the greater good.

We will have speakers from a number of these mission-critical operations where we will hear how they conduct their business and operations and discussion panels will then allow us to all interact to see how we can apply their long-term experience to our own rather young and less experienced (in mission critical terms) industry.

Said Steve Hone, CEO of the Data Centre Alliance, “The needs and drivers of data centres North of London are decidedly different. Manchester is the longest standing second capital of data centres but it is now joined by significant concentrations in Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and a growing list of other cities. It is essential that this specialist community has its own dedicated conferences and exhibitions – we are pleased to support this and all such initiatives.”

The full line up of speakers and panel moderators will be announced after Christmas but will include experts like Mike Kelly, CEO of Data Central; Professor Dennis Kehoe of AIMES; Steve Hone, CEO of the Data Centre Alliance; Professor Jon Summers of Leeds University, Emma Fryer of techUK, Rob Cardigan, Chairman of BSi TCT/7 and Mark Acton, Director, Mission Critical Environments, CBRE.
Attendees of Data Centres North 2016 can expect the entire catalogue of speakers to be of this same high quality!

To Pre-Register Online visit
Manufacturers and service providers exhibiting at Data Centres North will include: DencoHappel (previously GEA Denco,) Eltek Power, Cableline Group, CBRE, Stulz, Thorlux Lighting, Redetek, Metz Connect, Munters, Mavin Group, EcoCooling, Aqua Cooling, Future facilities, Heatload, techUK, BCS DCSG and the Uptime Institute.

There are still a few exhibition stand opportunities available. Stands costs start from less than £2,100 and any company wishing to make a late-booking should [visit |

For further information on Data Centres North 2016 please visit or call Nick Kidson or Hugh Robinson on +44 (0) 1892 518877


Notes to Editors

Journalists and Editors are most welcome to attend – to register for speaker updates and to reserve your press ticket please drop us an email back to
Data Centres North logo pic here
An “inside” photo from last year here
For any queries please contact Turtle Consulting / DataCenterIndustryPR
Phil Turtle on 07867 780 676
or Katrin Neafe 07950 629 552

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