Uptime Institute and DatacenterDynamics Sign Global Partnership Agreement

The leader in data center design, operations and efficiency formally partners with the leading event producer to deliver the industry’s premier event program worldwide

November 6, 2017, London - Uptime Institute and DatacenterDynamics (DCD) today announced a definitive worldwide agreement to collaborate on the content and production of DCD’s highly regarded series of infrastructure events in 2018. This agreement brings together the industry’s two main powerhouses, pairing Uptime Institute’s deep understanding and data center experience with DCD’s long-standing reputation as a premier global event producer and media company. The partnership will extend to more than two dozen data center infrastructure events worldwide.

With this new agreement, Uptime Institute will assume the role of Global Content Provider for DCD events conducted throughout 2018. Uptime Institute and its newly announced Uptime Institute Research Group will provide original content and expert speakers for each DCD event, beginning in mid-February 2018 in Bangkok and running through its last scheduled event being held at the end of the year in Istanbul.

“We are pleased to take our collaboration with DCD to a new level, as our Global Event Partner,” said Lee Kirby, President of Uptime Institute. “The combination of DatacenterDynamics and Uptime Institute brings together tremendous intellectual assets and production capabilities. It is a perfect complementary relationship between the industry’s two strongest providers. But the real beneficiary of this partnership is the data center owner and operator community who will immediately see a single source of Uptime Institute’s deep experience now available to them and their peers in major markets worldwide.”

The agreement spans all DCD events worldwide for the 2018 calendar year. Uptime Institute will work with DCD on compelling and experiential content delivered as keynotes, panels and conference sessions, and will also create additional in-depth pre-conference tracks and workshops at select events. Owners and operators will no longer have to choose between industry events to access the knowledge needed to run their business efficiently. Instead, unified events will provide the highest level of industry knowledge all in one place, which will in turn reduce the amount of time they need to stay current on trends and observations needed to run their own digital infrastructures.

“For more than a dozen years, we have enjoyed a productive informal relationship with Uptime Institute.” said George Rockett, CEO & Founder of DatacenterDynamics. “By joining forces more strategically, we will benefit data center operators and technology vendors by producing events that are even more informed, with better content and networking opportunities. This tight collaboration will yield the industry’s must-attend events in all major markets around the world.”

For more information about upcoming events by Uptime Institute and DCD, visit: https://uptimeinstitute.com/events/uptime-institute-datacenterdynamics-global-partnership-2018

Industry Quotes:

  • “Both Uptime Institute, from a content leadership standpoint, and DCD, as one of the premier event producers, have provided valuable business advantages for data center owners and operators for many years,” said Chris Crosby, CEO and founder of Compass Datacenters. “This is a logical pairing of two of the data center industry’s primary information sources. The value added by this combination to 2018 events should enhance the experience of attendees.”
  • “The Uptime Institute and DCD partnership is an enormous benefit to end users,” said Landan Hagert, Director, Data Center Facilities, United Health Group. “Together, these organizations are creating the one-stop shop for data center knowledge and it’s exciting to see these two industry leaders join together for the benefit of the industry.”

About DatacenterDynamics
Since 2002, DatacenterDynamics has been an integral part of the mission critical IT infrastructure sector. Delivering a world leading series of events across six continents and a powerful global digital media portfolio, DCD’s platform is devoted to data center scale infrastructure that supports IT transformation in Cloud, IoT, Smart Cities and across the Zettabyte economy. DCD connects the market-makers, informing, influencing and instigating change and development throughout this exciting sector.

About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers – the backbone of the digital economy. For over 20 years, Uptime Institute has been providing customers with the assurance that their digital infrastructure can perform at a level that is consistent with their business needs, across a wide array of operating conditions. With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, and accredited educational curriculum for data center professionals, Uptime Institute helps organizations optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources and efficiency. Uptime Institute has become the de facto standard for data center reliability, sustainability and efficiency. Today, thousands of companies rely on Uptime Institute to enable their digital-centric business success.

Uptime Institute has office locations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe, U.A.E., Russia, and Asia.