If you haven’t heard of a data center you soon will. Data centers are known as the fourth utility among IT professionals and every major organization utilizes them. In this 21st century digital world most companies need a secure way to store important data as B2B and B2C transactions become increasingly paperless. The State of California is no different. In fact, the State has several data center facilities, 42 to be exact, but in an era of cost cutting the task of reducing these locations down to two is a consolidation strategy worthy of industry discussion.
As California trims down its data centers those who want a status update on just how the State is going about its downsizing strategy can hear directly from Ron Hughes, Director of the Office of Technology Service on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Hughes is one of the opening Keynote Speakers at the DatacenterDynamics Conference who will present an update on the consolidation efforts. Hughes will discuss the efforts of the State to consolidate their facilities, network, and email systems as California modernizes their primary data center location known as Gold Camp.
Rapidly changing technology in California is nothing new but older buildings need to upgrade or face becoming too obsolete to lure talented technology employees for public service. Aging in the land of Silicon Valley can be a serious liability and California’s government is intent on staying as current and innovative as its private sector counterparts. To learn more about Ron Hughes and the DatacenterDynamics San Francisco event please visit the program website at: http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/conferences/2012/san-francisco-2012