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Watch the 2021 State of the Data Center Virtual Summit on demand. 


Rates Increase June 15!

The Essential Connection for Optimizing Data Center Strategy

Data Center World delivers expert insight and strategies on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center.

Network With Leading Professionals

Mix and mingle with other leading industry professionals. Data Center World offers more networking opportunities with peer professionals and industry luminaries than any other event of its kind.


Explore Products & Services

Solution providers will be on hand to demonstrate products and services you can compare in real time to help you optimize your data center strategy and make the right decisions for your company.

Learn From Thought Leaders

Improve your data center management skills and stay current with educational sessions, including keynotes, panel discussions, case study presentations and exclusive workshops.


Keynotes Announced - More to Come!

Quantum Computing: Preparing for the Data Center of the Future

We've heard about quantum computing for years, and while it still may be a few years off, it'll be transforming the data center before we know it. When it arrives, quantum computing is expected to transform the data center like no other technology. So, what will it do for the data center? Dr. Celia Merzbacher, executive director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium will explain what we should know now -- and what we should do now -- to prepare for this transformation.

Dr. Celia Merzbacher

Executive Director

Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)

Big Data and Teamwork: What Businesses Can Learn from Sports Analytics

Christina is Managing Director and co-founder of the MIT Sports Lab which works with professional teams, global brands, and elite sports organizations to tackle key questions at the intersection of data, sport and engineering. The MIT Sports Lab counts among its clients Major League Baseball, Adidas, FIFA and Google. Christina will share her insights and lessons learned.

Christina Chase

Co-Founder and Managing Director,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sports Lab

NEW: Data Center Startup Challenge

Deadline to Submit Extended to June 25!

Are you an entrepreneur with a great technology idea that’s going to revolutionize the IT community and impact the data center? Data Center World will be holding its inaugural tech startup competition at our annual conference being held in Orlando August 16-19, 2021. Companies interested in being selected to participate should be developing or selling a technology solution that directly impacts the data center or data center professionals, and will be judged by a panel of experts based on several business model and go-to-market criteria (outlined below). Winners will be chosen by the panel based on their presentations on stage, and presentations will be judged on a clear technology solution, a concise pitch, and the value of technology to the data center industry.


Who Should Attend?

Connect with industry peers who share your technology and business challenges, experts with answers to your questions and technology providers with solutions for your enterprise.

 Our attendees come from all parts of the data center business: 

  • IT Infrastructure/Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Cloud Architects
  • Engineers, Architects, Consultants
  • Operations, Network Security, and Storage Professionals
  • C-Level Executives

NEW: Earn CPE's at Data Center World

Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs)

We have partnered with (ISC)² to provide our attendees the opportunity to earn CPEs. 1 credit is awarded per 1 hour of security-themed sessions attended, with a maximum of 8 per day. CISSP certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual’s knowledge in the field of information security. 


What’s New for Data Center World 2021?

Changes in data center capacity and design that were brought about during the upheaval of 2020 have led to questions about the optimal data center designs for 2021 and beyond. It’s no longer possible to effectively manage a data center without an intimate understanding of advancements in cloud platforms, co-location, edge computing, facilities management, and environmental issues. In fact, the data center is experiencing a transition in definition, where the mere question “what is the data center” is being explored amid changes to its physical makeup. 

  • More than 15 case studies highlighting real-world projects from companies like Tractor Supply Co., Banner Health, Facebook, and Google
  • Earn CPE credits via (ISC)².
  • Conference sessions covering essential topics like electrical power and data center design to advanced topics like 5G networks and predictive analytics
  • Presentations and demos on vital security issues like leveraging open source, providing colocation protection, developing advanced frameworks, and establishing physical site security
  • Four interactive workshops, including hands-on training in evaluating and implementing next-generation data center cooling platforms
  • Data Center Startup Challenge new contest that pits data center technology startups against each other as judges determine the companies with the best opportunity for success


Solutions For Unprecedented Challenges

As disruptive technologies such as cloud, edge computing and IoT drive rapid change across all sectors, the data center remains at the core of business infrastructure. Data Center World 2021 will feature the most comprehensive look into the latest technologies, trends, and best practices that data center professionals need to navigate the ever-evolving industry. We will be tackling all the major pain points our industry is experiencing on a day-to-day basis, bringing value for every member of your team, regardless of position.

Data Center World is the only industry event that is affiliated with the global AFCOM membership association delivering the best vendor-neutral education, industry-leading speakers, abundant networking, and the broadest access to solution providers. 

Real Answers For Today's Data Center Issues

  • Network with the smartest and most innovative people in the data center industry

  • Access to the latest data center technologies

  • Learn new concepts for managing and expanding your data center that save your company money

  • Learn new efficiencies in energy control that both improve the environment and lower costs

  • Be among the first in the industry to learn about new product launches

  • Learn how to keep costs down as your data center needs and workload expands

Network With A Dedicated, Passionate Community Of Data Center Professionals

Now in its 41st year, Data Center World is the longest running data center conference, perfectly blending decades of experience with insight into current and future strategic issues. 

  • The only large-scale data center conference paired with the AFCOM membership association, ensuring a dedicated audience of passionate professionals who love to network
  • Unprecedented access to expert analysts and consultants from Omdia who can help shape data center strategies

  • Endorsed and supported by the Data Center Institute, the industry’s leading think tank for data center research and strategies
  • Anchored by the much anticipated annual research report “State of the Data Center” with five years of trending industry information

Health and Safety at Data Center World

Data Center World will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.