Given its connectivity, low power costs, abundant resources of green energy, natural cooling efficiencies and taxation incentives, the Nordic region presents a formidable argument for the IT deployment plans of any global enterprise. Overseas investments by Google, Apple and Facebook have already strongly impacted the region. And according to BroadGroup Research, an international consultancy that tracks data center, cloud and IT investments, the IT infrastructure market in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark is expected to attract an estimated €3.3 billion ($3.69 billion USD), with more than 49 percent coming from overseas internet players, by next year.
This hot regional forecast sets the stage for BroadGroup’s second annual Datacloud Nordic conference, taking place at the Stockholm City Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 20, 2016. The one-day forum brings together industry leaders, innovators and enterprise executives to address the various energy, scalability, security, architecture and software challenges confronting data center and IT infrastructure management, as well as the industry’s ongoing transition to the cloud.
Datacloud Nordic features a compelling line-up of expert speakers including Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Intel® Data Center Manager Solutions, Denver Maddux, CEO of elastic interconnection services provider Megaport, and Sicco Boomsma, Director of Structured Finance, Telecom, Media and Technology for Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation ING. The only event of its kind in the region, the conference also includes panel sessions, workshops and product demos that provide a comprehensive view of the Nordic market and the many developments, trends and innovations shaping it.
As BroadGroup’s Managing Director Philip Low has said about the event, “The Datacloud forum aims to explore the very latest in technologies and markets, offer inspiring insights and thought-provoking points of view for companies seeking a better way of hosting and colocating in the new reality of a data-driven and cloud-connected world.”
Following the enormous success of the first regional forum in Oslo, Norway, Datacloud Nordic 2016 promises a bounty of indispensable information for anyone seeking to explore opportunities in the region’s robust data center, colo and cloud marketplace.