Ovum analyst Jens Butler moderates an opening strategy workshop. Butler described how data centre refreshes accounted for an abnormally large portion of contract renewals over the past 12 months.
Event organiser Jim Berry kicks off proceedings.
The Gala Dinner for VIP delegates.
iTnews Group Editor Brett Winterford delivers a speech at the Gala Dinner of the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit. He provides benchmarks for data centre maturity and details the key investment priorities and pain points for facilities and IT managers in the audience.
Delegates discuss strategy on the exhibition floor.
Delegates discuss their pain points.
(Left to right) HP's Joseph Smith, NBN Co's Sean Casey, Macquarie Telecom's Matt Healy, NextDC's Craig Scroggie and IBM's Michael Bowolick discuss data centres and cloud.
HP's Joseph Smith and NBN Co's Sean Casey in the opening panel.
Brett Winterford (far right) questions the opening panel.
Attendees talk power and DCIM with suppliers. Tempting as it was to hit the Royal Pines Golf Course and Gold Coast beaches, delegates were very engaged in the summit.
Networking over a few XXXX Golds (when in Rome).
Daniel McCabe, assistant secretary at Australia's Department of Defence, gives the audience a deep dive into data centre consolidation.
Green Global Consulting guru Bob Sharon had no shortage of energy when it comes to saving energy!
Melbourne IT CTO Glenn Gore (right) played the role of MC in the IT stream and challenged the audience with some controversial insights into future IT.
Mark Vincent, partner at Shelston IP delivers the second 'Cloud Cover' report for iTnews at the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit on the Gold Coast.