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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Connectivity for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Alex Henthorn-Iwane  (CMO, PacketFabric)

Kezia Lawson-Shanks  (Content Manager, PacketFabric)

Ameet Naik  (Director of Product Marketing, Cloudflare)

Ed Agostino  (Vice President, DE-CIX North America)

Ian McClarty  (President, PhoenixNAP)

Location: 5ABC

Date: Monday, March 28

Time: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Pass type: All Access - Get your pass now!

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Workshop

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate


The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, and data centers are at the very center of them. But connectivity needs to evolve for data centers and their customers to realize and capitalize and benefit from this shift. In this session, we’ll look at how industry 4.0 is changing data and traffic patterns, why traditional telco and Internet connectivity choices aren’t sufficient to meet modern and emerging needs, explain how middle-mile Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offerings are changing the game (including live demonstrations), and look at how , and give a blueprint for how to ensure that your connectivity is ready for future, which is already here!


  1. Understand how industry 4.0 is shifting data and traffic patterns
  2. Gain insight into how enterprise WAN architecture is evolving, and how SD-WAN, SASE, and the IT hybrid cloud core relate
  3. Get a clear picture of how NaaS works and what great looks like today for Data Center and hybrid cloud connectivity