International Media Event

Data Center Technologies and Trends

in partnership with:

26 May, 2021

Live Broadcast Times

8am San Fran | 11am New York | 4pm London | 5pm Paris




Last year was one of mixed fortunes in the data center industry. The COVID pandemic, and the recessionary impact it brought in its wake, put a number of new builds on hold. On the plus side, a buoyant hyperscale cloud provider sector helped to counterbalance this unplanned for disruption, meaning that overall data center capex spend was up 2% globally according to independent analyst firm Dell’Oro.

The expectation for 2021 is that the whole sector will come out fighting, making up for last year’s shortfall with a raft of new builds. Deployment strategies will be further enhanced by a number of trends, not least the increasing centrality of AI and ML in supporting the facilities of the future.

Cloud has transformed the way enterprises handle compute over the past 10 years. It has also reshaped the data center sector, driving it to respond to new needs. The next 10 years promise equally radical cloud-driven change. The chances are we’ll see a much more data-centric, real-time, intelligent, hyper-decentralized cloud, made up of on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud models, with workloads distributed between the core and the new cloud edge. By necessity, we’ll see the emergence of a services layer designed to abstract away the complexity of the underlying infrastructure.

To better understand what the big data centre directions and destinations of 2021 will be, and the technologies that will enable them, we are bringing together a world beating panel of industry experts to engage in stimulating discussion. The virtual event will be introduced and chaired by Baron Fung, Research Director with the Dell’Oro Group, who will use it to outline some brand new findings.

Data centers will no doubt face major hurdles over the next 12 months as they continue to support remote working on a massive scale and enable huge increases in Internet usage. But the outlook will not be so tough for those who have a handle on what’s happening next.



Analyst Chair: Baron Fung, Research Director, Dell’Oro Group





Doug Gourlay, Vice President/General Manager, Cloud Networking Software, Arista Networks




Jonathan Seckler, Senior Director, ISG Solutions, Servers and Partners, Dell Technologies





Tony Bishop, Senior Vice President, Platform, Growth & Marketing, Digital Realty





Jacob Rapp, Director and Lead Technologist for the Networking and Security Office of the CTO, VMware


Registration for this event is subject to approval

NEW Data Center Reports from Dell’Oro Group, due March 2021, include:

  • Data Center – Industry CapEx & Market Trends
  • Data Center Ethernet Switch—Marketshare, Forecasts  & Tech Trends
  • Network Security & Data Center Appliances—Marketshare, Forecasts & Tech Trends

For more information on these upcoming Dell’Oro Group reports, contact:



NetEvents Contact:

Mark Fox

USA: +1 408 504 8665

Int: +44 (0)7836 248110


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