Conference Coverage

Gartner Data Center Conference 2007

This year's Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas was action-packed: Gartner revealed its data center trends forecast, IBM's OpenSolaris Unix mainframe capabilities were demoed, Windows Server 2008 was discussed and more. SearchDataCenter.com was there to cover the latest news and data center trends, all of which have been included in this report on Gartnter's Data Center Conference 2007.


Gartner Data Center Conference begins
Early audience polling opened Gartner's Data Center Conference in Las Vegas and revealed some interesting trends in infrastructure choices among attendees. For instance, 0% of attendees are deploying a mainframe/Unix platform combo.

Data center managers in no rush to adopt Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Nearly three-quarters of the audience polled at the recent Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas said that they're not ready to upgrade to Windows Server 2008, opting to stick with Windows Server 2003 – for now.

Unix on the mainframe: IBM demos OpenSolaris
In this videoblog, technologist David Boyes offers users a firsthand look at the mainframe running Sun Microsystems' open source Unix variant OpenSolaris.

Data centers must stay agile, Gartner analyst says
Gartner Data Center Conference keynote analyst Thomas Bittman said that measuring progress in your IT infrastructure and operations rests on three pillars: economics, quality of service and the admittedly vague concept of agility during a morning keynote speech.

Gartner's top 10 disruptive data center technologies
In his keynote speech at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas last week, Gartner Inc. Research Vice President Carl Claunch listed his top 10 disruptive technologies that may affect how you work in the data center soon or down the road.

DMTF to standardize CMDB federation
In this video from the Gartner Data Center Conference, DMTF President Winston Bumpus talks about a draft specification that will allow information to be shared between Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) from multiple vendors, as well as the organization's recent work in server virtualization standards.

Bits and bytes from the Gartner Data Center Conference
Here are some nuggets from the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas last week that weren't enough for a full story but were interesting nonetheless, including news about Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams.

This was first published in December 2007

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