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Data Center World Events

Bringing our community together has never been more important - or relevant!  During a time when we all strive to feel more connected, we’re excited to bring you content and conversations via interactive online experiences as well as during our signature live event, this year in Orlando, Florida August 16-19.

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Data Center World 2021

The leading data center conference for IT infrastructure and data center facilities professionals is headed to sunny Orlando, Florida August 16-19, 2021.

After an unprecedented but successful shift to virtual event experiences throughout 2020, we are looking forward to an in-person conference in August 2021. 


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.

Delivering the best vendor-neutral education, industry-leading speakers, abundant networking, and the broadest access to solution providers, the 2021 event will be one to remember. 


The State of the Data Center 2021 – A Virtual Event

State of the Data Center

Presented By: Bill Kleyman, EVP Digital Solutions, Switch 
May 13, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:15 PM ET

Join us for the unveiling of our annual “State of the Data Center” research report. This year’s report includes a new focus on talent and workforce challenges, as well as an increased emphasis on the impact of automation on data center management. The report will also provide a full year’s update on the changes brought about by the rapid shift to working from home, and the resulting security concerns for the data center.

AFCOM Webinars


Monthly AFCOM Webinar Series

AFCOM members receive exclusive access to educational webinars that are produced and presented by leading subject matter experts. Not an AFCOM member? Join AFCOM to access these webinars. 

The Data Center Podcast

Data Center Knowledge editor-in-chief Yevgeniy Sverdlik talks innovation in data center technology, business, and the business of technology with the data center industry's current and up-and-coming leaders. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts. 


Data Center World 2020: A Virtual Experience

Past Event: August 24-27, 2020 

Data Center World 2020: A Virtual Experience, delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center.

The data center is in an escalating state of transition, and with global disruptions to business, commerce, and travel, the need for running efficient reliable data centers is more important now than ever. It’s essential for healthcare, government, education, research, retail, and manufacturing industries to effectively manage data centers, and they need to do so with an intimate understanding of advancements in cloud platforms, co-location, edge computing, facilities management, and environmental issues. It’s important to make smart decisions about what workloads should be kept on-premises and what ones should be offloaded in order to maximize the utility of the changing workforce – that is, how much capacity should you be prepared to manage and with what data center design? Additionally, data center managers are becoming more aware of, and are responding to, environmental impacts and costs created by the data center.


Virtual Conference & Expo

PAST EVENT: May 20, 2020 


View the virtual panels and presentations, group discussions, and exhibitor demonstrations ON-DEMAND. We’re covering workforce issues, security, business uptime, and automation so you’ll be prepared with the most up to date ideas and technologies to weather this storm.

Visit up to 20 technology pavilions. 

Live Keynote: State of the Data Center - 2020 Vision

PAST EVENT: April 15, 2020


ATTENTION: This Keynote session is available ON DEMAND! View the keynote stream featuring Bill Kleyman, EVP of Digital Solutions at Switch, who will share highlights and trends from our annual AFCOM State of the Data Center report. Added Bonus: At the end of the keynote presentation find out who wins the coveted annual AFCOM awards!