SANTA CLARA, CA – November 9, 2015 -- The Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Summit today reported that registration for its first-ever conference is running well ahead of expectations. SDI Summit is the only event focused entirely on this new approach to help data centers deal with big data, cloud computing, and the storage explosion. Summit officials originally projected a final registration of 500. However, based on the latest projections, the initial attendance will reach 800 and could soar even higher.
Popular sessions for the Summit include the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) plenary, the market research plenary, and the SDI futures plenary. Leading product interests for registrants are cloud hardware and software, storage, SDI software, and servers. Dr. Lance Leventhal, SDI Summit Conference Chairperson, reports, "Interest in the SDI Summit is strong among vendors, intermediaries, and end users. They all believe that this new approach will significantly affect their products and operations."
SDI Summit takes place on December 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Among its prominent features are:
Jean Bozman, SDI Summit Program Chairperson, said, "Initial response to the SDI Summit shows solid concern in the data center community about meeting increased demand for services and handling larger and more varied workloads. Data center vendors and architects alike understand that solutions must be agile and flexible, while keeping costs under control."
The SDI Summit is a three-day event, beginning with pre-conference educational sessions on December 1, which covers OpenStack implementations, CEPH open-source storage APIs, and data-center software for management and automation. Two “main tent” conference days follow and will provide a holistic view of the SDI market – and how SDI software and hardware technologies can be used to improve the IT flexibility and business agility of the organizations that deploy it. In addition to the keynotes and the session tracks, SDI Summit will feature an exhibition show floor showcasing the latest in SDI solutions.