Penton Technology’s AFCOM and Data Center World Announce Strategic Alliance Partnership with Strategic Directions

WEST CHESTER, OhioFeb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Penton Technology’s AFCOM and Data Center World and Strategic Directions today officially announced a strategic alliance partnership. AFCOM and Data Center World have the mission to advance data center and IT infrastructure professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the world. Strategic Directions is dedicated to ensuring innovative data center design, operations and management is supported across the global marketplace.

Data Center World is the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals. It offers premier education, abundant networking and the broadest access to best-in-class vendors. Designed to help data center and IT infrastructure professionals with challenging issues, Data Center World presents top-quality knowledge without bias toward a specific vendor product or service. Data Center World will be held April 3-6, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Strategic Directions is the only company outside North America on the AFCOM Data Center Institute (DCI) Board, a thought leadership group that provides guidance in all areas of the data center industry including cloud computing, security, disaster recovery, business process continuity and data center operations and management. Additionally, Strategic Directions is an active local AFCOM Chapter supporter in the Asia Pacific region.

Mike Andrea, Director Strategic Directions and member of the DCI Board, is a frequent presenter at Data Center World and at the local Chapter level and was the lead author of the DCI White Paper “Data Center Sizing and Density.” Andrea said, “We will continue to invest in our relationship with AFCOM and the DCI Board by providing thought leadership and educational content to assist ICT and facilities professionals with the challenges and opportunities they face on a daily basis in a rapidly changing environment. The sole focus of Strategic Directions is to provide our customers with the knowledge and insights to maximise the value from their ICT and data centre investments. We are looking forward to presenting at the 2017 Data Center World event in Los Angeles and continuing our thought leadership work with the global data center industry as well as our Data Center World and AFCOM colleagues.”

Tom Roberts, President, AFCOM, Chairman, Data Center World said, “Strategic Directions has been a tremendous supporter of AFCOM, Data Center World and our efforts to present top-quality knowledge without bias toward a specific vendor product or service. We look forward to a long lasting relationship with the Strategic Directions team.”

This year, Data Center World will be co-located with HostingCon and will feature an expanded exhibit hall that combines the best of both conferences exhibitors. Attendees will be able to discover even more products and services than ever before and have the chance to make more connections.

Registration for Data Center World can be found at www.datacenterworld.com.

ABOUT DATA CENTER WORLD
Data Center World is the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals. It offers premier education, abundant networking and the broadest access to best-in-class vendors. Designed to help data center and IT infrastructure professionals with challenging issues, Data Center World presents top-quality knowledge without bias toward a specific vendor product or service. Data Center World will be held April 3-6, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit datacenterworld.com.

About Informa
Penton Technology, AFCOM, HostingCon and Data Center World are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

About Strategic Directions (www.strategicdirections.com.au)
Strategic Directions are ICT Strategy and Management specialists, providing vendor independent ICT and data centre advice and guidance to Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, as well as Commercial Organisations, at the Executive Management level.

The sole focus of the Strategic Directions Group is to help our clients improve their operational efficiency and maximise the return on their ICT and Data Centre Investments.

AFCOM Strategic Partners support the data centre industry.

Strategic Directions is AFCOM’s Asia Pacific Strategic Alliance Partner where we support collaboration of data centre professionals, vendors and providers in continuous learning and business improvement regarding data centre management and operations.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Andy Grider
Marketing Manager
Penton Technology
513-322-4785
andy.grider@penton.com

Robyn Goldstone
Strategic Directions
rgoldstone@strategicdirections.com.au

SOURCE: AFCOM; Data Center World

Related Links
http://www.datacenterworld.com

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