Linley Data Center Conference 2016
Covers system design for data-center servers and networking
Held on February 9 - 10, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA

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Cloud computing is exploding and the industry is grappling with an accelerating pace of technology innovation. Hyperscale data centers are breaking the traditional definitions of servers and networking while rapidly scaling performance. Carriers are adopting SDN and NFV, replacing traditional infrastructure equipment with commodity hardware located in data centers. The supply chain is to trying to keep up, with vendors at all levels shortening development cycles and adopting new architectures. For help sorting all this out, attendees marked their calendars for the Linley Data Center Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara on February 9-10.

This two-day, single-track event is the only one of its kind focused on the processors, components, and interconnects for data-center servers and networking. The Linley Group opened the conference with an overview of the market, technologies, equipment-design, and silicon trends for designers of data-center equipment. The second day started with a keynote by Jon Masters of Red Hat.

Keynote Speakers:

The Silicon Foundation of Cloud Computing
Bob Wheeler and Jag Bolaria, Principal Analysts, The Linley Group

How ARM Servers Can Take Over the World
Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect, Red Hat

New Special Panel:
Future Directions and Trends in Cloud Computing
Jag Bolaria, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group

Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer, LinkedIn
Christos Kolias, Sr. Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley
Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect, Red Hat
Peter Magnusson, SVP of Public Cloud Develpoment, Oracle

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, The Linley Group analysts, networked with their peers, attended an evening reception with sponsor exhibits and demos, and more. 

Agenda Day 1
Agenda Day 2

Meeting Rooms: Santa Clara Ballroom, 2nd level
Lunch: Mezzanine, 2nd level
Reception: Mezzanine, 2nd level

Tuesday, February 9: Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens at 8:00 AM
Conference starts at 9:00 AM
Sponsor Exhibits and Reception Hours: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, February 10: Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens at 8:00 AM
Conference starts at 9:00 AM

The conference includes:

      • Sponsor exhibits and demos
      • Evening networking reception on the first day
      • Raffles by The Linley Group
      • Hosted speaker tables at lunch (meet the presenters)
      • Free parking
      • Continental breakfasts and gourmet lunches
      • Free Wi-Fi

The conference was intended for *cloud-service providers, network-service providers, network-equipment vendors, server OEMs, system designers, software developers, press, and the financial community. Attendance is free to qualified registrants.

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