Your Data Center World Roundup

Here’s a roundup of many of the educational sessions presented at Data Center World in Los Angeles the week of April 3-6:

Microsoft: OCP Forced Hardware Makers to Rethink Interoperability:  The industry went from interfacing strictly through standards devised by standard bodies to building interoperable components from the start. Read More

Automation: Not Just for DevOps: Automation is most closely associated with DevOps’ teams, but it can be applied to any number of functions in a traditional data center or cloud environment. Read More

Finding the Sweet Spot for Your Data Center: Which scenario is right for your company? Whatever makes the most sense for the business. Read More

Radware Discovers BrickerBot, a New Permanent DoS Botnet: New popular form of attack is designed to render the victim’s hardware useless. Read More

Moving to Hybrid Cloud: a Health Insurer’s Journey: How Concordia went from an outdated all-on-prem model to a modern hybrid environment. Read More

This Hacker Can Talk His Way inside a Data Center: The human factor in cybersecurity is every hacker’s favorite exploit. Read More

Three Reasons Network Security Policy Management is a Big Deal: Upwards of 95 percent of breaches can be prevented by better managing existing technologies. Read More

Equinix Exec: We Spent $17B on Data Centers, but Cloud Giants Spend Much More: Tens of billions in cloud infrastructure spending illustrates how real the shift to the cloud is. Read More

These Women Know Their Stuff: When girls enter junior high and high school, that’s when they should be exposed to the possibility of working in the data center industry. Read More

About the Author

Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen also oversees the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. She can be reached at

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