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Data Center World 2023

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 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Migrating to and Supporting a Hybrid Environment

Joseph Furmanski  (Director, Data Center Facilities and Technologies, UPMC)

Location: Room 8ABC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Colocation, Hyperscale and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

As healthcare at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has evolved, this session will discuss UPMC’s data centers transition to a fully hybrid environment. This includes an on-premise data center, a colocation facility, multiple cloud implementations, and edge data centers.

This session will provide:

  • An overview of the transition from fully on-premise data centers to these environments
  • A review of ongoing technology enhancements to the on-premise and colocation data centers
  • A review of the challenges that have been encountered
  • The ongoing challenges of supporting multi-cloud environments
  • The process of the continuing evolution of UPMC's IT Environment


  • How to support new technologies in On-Premises Data Center while Cost Effective and Sustainable How to receive the acceptable services from a Colocation Provider How to manage ever changing Hybrid Cloud Environments How to maintain application resiliency in this new world