Alongside Panduit, GSIC saw presentations from EMC, IBM and Cisco as well as sessions by the likes of Anixter and Stulz. Delegates at the event received a vision for the future of the data centre with speakers discussing the nature of virtual transformation and how implementations of virtualisation and cloud computing are affecting data centre management, as well as how IP-based physical security and high-speed data transport will be developing across data centre environments.
At the event, which was held in Europe for the first time this year, the speakers outlined the challenges to be overcome in 2012 which include signal transportation, power and cooling systems design, asset tracking across virtual and physical networks and resource planning.
Steve Luczkiw, Vice President for Channels and Strategic Alliances at Panduit commented, “This is the first time we have held this congress in Europe and we exceeded our expectations around attendees and partners coming to the event. The interest that we saw from delegates in how cloud computing and virtualisation are affecting data centre design and infrastructure management reflects the wider trends that Panduit is seeing in the market, as organisations look to achieve greater flexibility and responsiveness from their IT.”
“We are taking a very positive message back to our business which we hope will encourage the cultivation of further relationships,” said Garry Moulds, Senior Client Development Manager at Redstone. “The delivery of high quality customer service remains paramount to Redstone and that gives us an opportunity to differentiate ourselves above and beyond our immediate competition.”
The GSIC conference was hosted in Dubrovnik, Croatia from the 14th to the 17th of November. To access the presentations given at the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/vzzJxp for presentations from days one and two and http://bit.ly/tX8FNz for presentations from days three and four.
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