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The Metaverse of Data Centers

How is Data Center World bridging the gap to new and future technology concepts? Hear from Bill Kleyman, Program Chair of Data Center World.
The World of digital infrastructure is experiencing constant change and evolution. As exciting as this might be, it's also a little bit overwhelming. There are many new concepts around physical infrastructure, data-driven solutions, and emerging designs around sustainability and efficiency. To top it off, we now have the metaverse to work with...

NEW! Omdia Research Forum

Join the inaugural Omdia Research Forum at Data Center World for a day-long event within an event featuring expert data center and cloud analysts who will lead in-depth sessions covering key trends to watch in 2022 and beyond. The Omdia team of industry veterans turned analysts will shine a light on the key trends and technologies data center operators should care about. Don't miss a direct line into the independent data center and cloud research used by the largest companies in the industry, normally available to subscribing customers only. All Access Pass holders receive access to the Omdia Research Forum held on Monday, March 28.

The #1 Conference For Data Center Facilities & IT Pros

Data Center World is the leading digital infrastructure event designed for data center professionals, technology business leaders, and innovators that are shaping the future of the digital industry. 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. 

Featuring 100+ speakers70+ sessions, and 100+ solution providers, Data Center World is designed to provide the most up-to-the-minute industry education and networking for technology professionals dealing with a rapidly changing landscape. Explore the agenda and discover four days of programming covering all the hottest topics dominating the industry: edge computing, colocation, hyperscale, predictive analytics, 5G, DCIM, cloud, security, AI, sustainability, cooling and much more. 

Download the event brochure for more information and be sure to check back often as we are continuously adding new sessions and speakers to the agenda. 

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Data Center World 2022 Conference Highlights

We all know it’s important to keep up with the day-to-day management of the data center, but it’s also critical to stay informed about what lies over the horizon that might seriously impact your data center’s performance. To stay ahead, data center professionals must be prepared to manage people, processes, and technologies in new and innovative ways.

Data Center World delivers emerging concepts, sound advice and best practices to address today's urgent challenges and help data center leaders stay at the forefront of the industry. The 2022 conference will feature: 

  • Case Studies - More than 15 sessions highlighting real-world projects from companies like FUJIFILM, Vertiv, Urban Dynamics, University of Chicago and University of Kentucky
  • New Track on Sustainability - We are moving the data center sustainability conversation beyond the WHY onto the HOW with tactical, low-investment methods to limit environmental impact and help you save on operational costs!
  • Data Center Tours! Opportunity for an off-site tour of two leading colocation providers’ data centers, followed by a panel discussion held at a local brewery. Attendees will leave updated on available solutions & best practices when utilizing colo services.
  • Conference sessions - Covering essential topics like electrical power and data center design to advanced topics like 5G networks and predictive analytics
  • Women in the Data Center Workshop - A workshop designed to advance careers & build networks for women in the data center industry. Interactive discussions will focus on topics like skills based mapping, presenting a holistic self, and emerging technologies & careers in the data center.
  • Data Center Startup Challenge Our second annual startup competition that pits data center technology startups against each other as judges determine the companies with the best opportunity for success
  • Presentations and demos on vital security issues like leveraging open source, providing colocation protection, developing advanced frameworks, and establishing physical site security

Data Center Startup Challenge

Do you have what it takes?
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 2nd annual tech startup competition at our annual conference being held in Austin March 28-31, 2022.

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! 

Deadline to submit: January 28, 2022

The Essential Connection for Optimizing Data Center Strategy


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.


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.


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

Network With A Dedicated, Passionate Community Of Data Center Professionals

Data Center World is the longest running data center conference, perfectly blending decades of experience with insight into current and future strategic issues. Data Center World will be the best opportunity in 2022 to gain unparalleled insights while networking with the industry’s best. Engage with peers, researchers, future talent, and leading organizations to become a market-mover in a digital economy where the data center is critical for all operations.

  • 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
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Data Center Knowledge

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

Real Answers For Today's Data Center Issues

Changes in data center capacity and design that were brought about during the upheaval of 2020 have been transforming the industry, raising many questions about optimal data center designs for today as well as the data center of the future. Between 2020 and today, nearly every single organization experienced a massive paradigm shift in how they compute, deliver critical resources, and support users. Organizations are dealing with new challenges, more connectivity requirements, and an even greater emphasis on green technologies. Emerging questions around optimal data center design, uptime and resiliency, and risk posturing are keeping many professionals up at night. 

Join us and hear from leaders in the industry, digital innovators who will share new ideas and strategies on how they are addressing these pressing challenges, and peers who are already accomplishing great things with new and innovative use-cases.

  • 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

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 features the most comprehensive look into the latest technologies, trends, and best practices that data center professionals need to navigate the ever-evolving industry. We tackle 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. 

Winners of the 2021 Data Center Startup Challenge

Most Disruptive Technology 
Folio Photonics 

Best Chance for Market Success 

Best Ability to Gain Additional Capital 

Most Influential Founding Team 

Layer 9 Datacenters
Blue Mamba

Companies selected to participate have been developing and/or selling a technology solution that directly impacts the data center or data center professionals. Companies were judged by a panel of experts at Data Center World 2021 based on several business model and go-to-market criteria. Winners were chosen by the panel based on their presentations on stage. Companies were judged on a clear technology solution, a concise pitch, and the value of the technology to the data center industry. 

Health and Safety at Data Center World

The Data Center World team is committed to delivering a safe and robust event for our attendees, exhibitors, and other community members. You can expect to see some new elements at this year’s event, as we implement procedures and best practices to provide for the safety of our community. At the same time, you can count on us to provide the in-depth, expert-led programming we’ve always delivered, and to offer the opportunities you need to network with your peers and explore industry technology providers—all implemented in adherence to our safety principles.