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Save the date for Data Center World 2023: May 8-11, 2023. 

"Data Center 2025"

An Omdia Research Forum

Monday, March 28, 2022  |  12:00PM - 5:00PM 

The only certain thing about the data center industry is uncertainty. 

A combination of new technology development, microeconomic trends like acquisitions and mergers, and the nearly constant macroeconomic uncertainty of recent years, has made the task of planning, installing and operating data centers a survival of the fittest.

At the inaugural Omdia Research Forum the Omdia team of industry veterans turned analysts brought unique data points to life in a series of discussions of the trends disrupting the data center industry. Tailored for data center solution providers and operators, the Omdia team shed light on the key trends and technologies to watch for 2022 and beyond: from AI to risk management, open computing, the future of the cloud and sustainability.

Industry behemoths like Intel, Huawei and IBM rely on Omdia for a data-driven, technical perspective to connect the dots and stay ahead of the curve. The inaugural Research Forum featured exclusive Omdia research and data, including a series of interactive sessions covering some of the most pressing topics facing the industry: 

  • The global data center network is changing. What are the largest operators investing in? What do end-users need?
  • What are the start-ups data center vendors and operators should care about and partner with? Omdia provided an exclusive view and a take home interactive map.
  • Anything goes breakout sessions – deep dive roundtables with people who consulted Microsoft on best practices and enabled Facebook's IT equipment development.
  • Discussions around the most disruptive technology and market trends from a practical perspective, without the marketing buzz.

Exclusive Access to Data Center Analysts and New Research

The Omdia Research Forum featured independent, world-class data center and cloud research shared by industry analysts with decades of technology research experience, providing attendees with data-driven, real-world insight and perspective. Omdia serves and supports organizations' go-to-market strategy and approach, whether it’s to quantify market opportunities or to validate market position.

Vladimir Galabov

Research Director

Roy Illsley

Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations

Moises Levy

Principal Analyst, DC Physical Infrastructure and Sustainability


Dennis Hahn

Principal Analyst, Data Center Storage

Manoj Sukumaran

Principal Analyst, Data Center IT

Alan Howard

Principal Analyst, Cloud and Colocation

Dominika Koncewicz

Senior Analyst, Cloud & Data Center Research

Thank You To Our Sponsor!

*To contribute to an interactive, cooperative environment, we are unable to accept employees of other industry analyst firms. The final determination of participants of the Omdia Research Forum rests with Data Center World and Omdia event management.