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Exhibiting at Data Center Trade Shows? Plan Costs and Goals

Exhibiting at Data Center Trade Shows? Plan Costs and GoalsAt the heart of every company is a data center ensuring seamless connection to keep things running smoothly. To keep up with the rising demand, there are also 8.6 million data centers around the world and that number will keep rising.

Data center CEOs and managers are always tasked with trying to keep up with the endless demand. As a result, managers and system administrators are faced with a variety of operational problems that all need solutions. That’s where data center trade shows come in, it’s a central place for everyone in the business to congregate and come up with the best solutions to ongoing operational issues. 

Some of the key operational problems for data centers include

  • Unparalleled security challenges (data loss and theft)
  • Finding storage for a massive amount of data
  • Budgetary issues
  • Maintenance problems

Planning is Everything

Before signing up to attend data center trade shows, it is crucial to plan. Just attending a trade shows could cost an individual anywhere from $195 to $3,000, so identifying your goals, budgetary constraints, and the best trade show to attend can be crucial. If the trade show does not address the problems that you are experiencing at your data center, it doesn’t make any sense to attend or pay that kind of money. 

Whether you are speaking at, exhibiting, or simply attending, most data center CEOs, managers, and executives have a “must-attend” list of trade shows and conferences. However, this is not the best approach as your problems and the issues being addressed by a specific conference may not match. So it could easily turn into a huge waste of time and money. Make sure that you first identifying your goals and the trade show that can help you achieve them.

Data Center Trade Shows in North America

There are over 30 notable data center trade shows in North America each year. It will be difficult to go over each and every one of them, so here are the top five upcoming trade shows in the U.S. in no particular order:

  • Large Installation System Administration Conference, Washington, DC
  • Defrag 2015 Conference, Bloomfield, Colorado
  • The SC Conference Series, Austin, Texas
  • Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Data Center World Global Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada


Which data center trade shows have you found to be most useful? What’s on your calendar for the next six months? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments box below.

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