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Convergence is the single most important issue that the data centre industry faces today

London, 27 September 2011 – The integration of IT and facilities management of the data centre forms the focus for a one-day forum presented by a range of international experts designed to support enterprise users in identifying key convergence processes and technologies in the emerging Cloud context.Registration to attend is complementary.

In the first ever forum dedicated to the discussion of DataCentre Convergence, the programme provides unique insight that underlines the challenges ahead for managers and executives:

•Identifying the key implementation barriers and how they will be overcome
•Evaluating the impact of Convergence on optical networks within and between DataCentres and the Cloud
•Discovering cost effective measures can be taken now to accelerate virtualization in the data centre
•Assessing fabric based network convergence options and barriers
•Reviewing how metrics such as PUE, CUE and WUE will influence the implementation of convergence of IT and Facilities
•Calculating how Convergence will impact the DataCentre-Cloud infrastructure

“Convergence is the single most important issue that the data centre industry faces today,” commented Alex Rabbetts, managing director of Migration Solutions, and platinum sponsor of the forum. “BroadGroup are leading the way by hosting this important forum.”

“Convergence is a relatively new topic for the data centre industry,” commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president of BroadGroup, “and presents a range of new challenges for managers. This one day forum will provide an intensive understanding by explaining what these challenges are and how they might be overcome.”

Attendees will also take away a valuable checklist providing a holistic approach to implementation that will achieve Convergence in the Data Centre and the event is supported by an industry exhibition.

Speakers include Alex Rabbetts, managing director, Migration Solutions; Ken Baker, Senior Consultant
Critical Facilities Services, Hewlett Packard Company; Joe Baguley, Chief Cloud Technologist EMEA, VMWare; Harkeeret Singh, EMEA Chair, The Green Grid; Richard Sealy, Director, Deloitte Consulting SA; Akber Jaffer VP Strategy, Colt DCS; Julius Brinkworth, Energy Projects Director, Power Efficiency; Chris Scott, Data Centre Site and Facilities, IBM; Wolfgang Goretzki, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Emerson Network Power / Avocent; Peter Hannaford, Managing Director, Datacenterpeople Ltd and other leading industry experts.

Sponsors and partners include Migration Solutions, Future Facilities, CNET, datacenterpeople, IET, DatacenterPost,, DataCenter Journal, BoogarLists, BVents, ECM Plus, and industry web portal

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