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Data Centre Leaders Gather This Week At Flagship European Event


London, 20 March 2006 – A target-rich audience of 300 leaders in the data centre, managed services and outsourcing sector, specialists and supporting industries from more than 23 countries are gathering at Data Centres Europe – the second in the defining annual event 21-23 March 2006 (

Beginning with a one-day seminar – Demystifying Data Centres – the event follows with a 2-day content-rich programme designed to update executives on key commercial, marketing and technical developments.

The event will be officially opened by Renee Lanam, the chief development officer of Equinix (Nasdaq – EQIX) and the conference features more than 40 speakers representing leaders in data centres, telecommunications, specialist and supplier organisations.

Uniquely the event will again contain highlights from new research conducted by BroadGroup. This year, key results from a new report, Managed Services in Europe, will be provided in the run up to the flagship panel, the Rise of Managed Services featuring representatives from EDS (NYSE – EDS), COLT Telecom (LSE – CTM.L, Nasdaq – COLT), IX Europe, Interxion, The Bunker and Rackspace.

“The programme for the event was designed by a steering committee from the industry, so we are delivering the event structure and content that our customers demanded,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup, the event researchers and producers. “The event is highly focused, yet broad enough to be trend-inclusive. The fact that we are doubling attendance year on year underscores the value that Data Centres Europe represents.”

Sponsors and Exhibitors include Rittal, Corning (NYSE – GLW), IX Europe, Acumen Solutions UK Ltd, The Bunker, Datacenter Luxembourg, Tyco Electronics / AMP NetConnect, Migration Solutions and the Colocation Exchange, LAMDA Hellix, BladeLogic, and Singapore Telecommunications.


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