(The Hosting News) – Are you a major player in the colocation or cloud computing industry? Do you need to know the latest in data center construction methods? Or do you have something to share? Are you wondering how the internet can contribute to the fight against climate change? Does your firm have clients that demand the most secure hosting facilities? If you fit any of these profiles or are on the periphery of this area, you’ll want to consider attending any of four conferences slated to take place between now and June 15.
Green: Net 2010, April 29, 2010
This is cutting it a little close, but Green: Net 2010 is right around the corner. It’s a day for professionals, academics, NGOs and other interested parties to come together and examine how the internet and related technologies can help in the fight against climate change. The Climate Group has predicted that information and communications technologies could enable emissions reductions of 15 to 20% below current amounts by 2020. Whether you’re an entrepreneur with ideas to help this process succeed or a forward-thinking corporation looking to do your part, you’ll find a wealth of information and resources at this popular conference. This is the second annual such conference, and the first sold out. However, tickets still appear to be available this year.
Some topics to be discussed include:
- The Smart Grid and Its Impact
- The Networked Car
- Software and the Carbon Policy
- Home Energy Management
- The Web and Dematerialization
- Dot-Com Investors Migrating to Cleantech
- Energy-Efficient Data Centers
More information is available at: http://events.earth2tech.com/greennet/10/
Philadelphia SecureWorld Expo, May 12-13, 2010
This event brings security experts of all stripes together to discuss the latest trends, best practices and future developments in the ever-changing world of security. Sessions range from tracking extremist activity to analyzing security threats and trends in 2010. They vary in technical level from overviews to much more focused sessions such as: Fingerprinting Post Compromise Behavior Using a Low Interaction SSH Honeypot.
Other sessions include:
- Social Networking and the Consumer Cloud – Are You Ready?
- The Current State of Cybersecurity
- Resolving the Conflict over Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring
- Learning from the Mistakes of Others – Analysis of Data Breaches in the US
- Molecular Security
- Implementing a Security and Compliance Risk Management Framework for Health Care
- Securing the Present and Future of Cloud Computing
And much more.
If your job involves electronic or data security in some form, the SecureWorld events are not to be missed.
Learn more at: http://www.secureworldexpo.com/events/index.php?id=282
Datacenter Transformation Summit: East, June 2, 2010
The Datacenter Transformation Summit brings together datacenter architects, industry visionaries, senior IT architects, financial professionals and datacenter operators to discuss the present and future of datacenters and collaborate on strategies for success. According to the site, it’s “long on actionable advice and short on unsupportable predictions.” As the supply of datacenters twindles and demand increases, the summit provides a place for industry players to analyze current trends and plot a way forward.
The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia.
The agenda includes:
- State of the Datacenter Industry: The Rebound
- Datacenter Operations
- The Capital Crunch and its Impact on Datacenters
- The Cloud and its Implications for the Datacenter
- Datacenter Design and Architectures
The summit is held by Tier1 Research, a company focused on wholesale and colocation datacenters. Learn more at: http://dtsummit.com/na/east/2010
Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit Europe 2010, June 15
This event, also put on by Tier1 Research, has changed its name and its scope for 2010, with added emphasis on cloud computing in addition to the standard hosting and colocation segments. This summit packs a lot into one day, including segments on hosting and datacenter infrastructure, enabling technology, customer expectations, partnering, and mergers and acquisitions. It is broadly attended by industry professionals and is generally regarded as an authoritative source for current and future hosting and datacenter trends. With cloud computing added to the mix this year, it will be more valuable than ever.
Attendees run the gamut from infrastructure and service providers to practitioners and financiers. The event provides a forum for leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to come together with their peers to map out the future of this increasingly vital industry and, of course, utilize the variety of unmatched networking opportunities.
The agenda includes:
- Enterprise Cloud Adoption
- Colocation Market Trends: NA and Europe
- Financial Strategies
- Building and Managing Clouds
- Which Way Forward: IaaS, PaaS, Public or Private?
Along with other sessions focused on cloud computing impact on the industry and the way forward.
For more information, visit: http://www.hostingtransformation.com/eu/2010