The DC of Tomorrow:

Service-oriented, software-defined and data-centric

Taking place in Hong Kong on 3 September 2014, this event aims to address the latest developments, emerging trends, challenges and key success drivers in optimizing data center’s efficiency, agility and ROI.

This Summit gathers 200 senior IT decision makers from across industries and a first-class speaker line-up from the region for a full day of insightful presentations, case studies, best practices, incisive panel discussions and one-to-one meetings.

The new data centre will enable the business to consume IT as a service, host critical applications and data, and augment capacity by using an external cloud.

The four mega trends in IT – cloud, big data, mobile and social – demand that IT be delivered in more flexible and different ways as well as at minimal cost.

To support this transformation, IT organisations must change from a command-and-control mind-set to an IT broker mind-set that facilitates IT service consumption for their internal customers.

Rise of Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

  • Virtual versions of infrastructure components—network and storage controllers—become more common. The most valuable virtual components are the ones that cleanly integrate with existing physical network and storage systems and offer features and services consistent with those offered by traditional physical controllers.
  • The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) – improved infrastructure flexibility, dynamic configuration and ultimately the complete virtualization of end-to-end data environments.
  • The need of Software-Defined Networks and Storage in establishing the building blocks for SDDC

Data at the Core of the Data Center

  • Data at the core of the data center – Smart DC as the digital infrastructure to fundamentally, comprehensively and enduringly address to today’s IT and sustainability challenges
  • Data virtualization – the volume of data is growing faster than big data environments can manage efficiently; data virtualization will alleviate that pain.  An automated approach to load balancing or application delivery in the cloud.
  • New architectures and platforms for a new data storage infrastructure

Cloud-enabling the Data Center

  • Data Centers must be ready to seamlessly tap the cloud and move workloads between private and public cloud models
  • Open Compute architecture to define the emerging Enterprise Cloud, meeting the stringent security and regulatory requirements of the enterprise
  • 3rd party data center providers to securely rollout an Open Compute architecture – CIO to outsource infrastructure investments but still reap the financial benefits of an open reference architecture in 2014
  • Centralized management and unified orchestration will handle server provisioning, performance monitoring, and resource management across multiple converged systems technologies and across multiple data centers and cloud computing resources.