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Designing Data Centers for Tomorrow Without Becoming Yesterday's News

Michael Ortiz  (CEO, Layer 9 Data Centers)

Location: Room 202B

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

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Track: Colocation, Hyperscale, & Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

In an era driven by rapid technological advancements and the ever-expanding role of AI, designing a data center that stands the test of time is a formidable challenge. It can be difficult to predict which future trends will make the greatest impact on your data center while also accommodating tomorrow's demands. This session will delve into the paradox of planning for the future while avoiding obsolescence in a fast-paced environment.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Actionable strategies for adaptive reuse
  • Considerations for AI integration
  • Guidelines for prudent innovation

Discover how to create a data center that will not only meet current demands but also remain relevant for the years to come.


  • Understand the key design principles for creating a future-proof data center.
  • Gain insights into the role and limitations of AI in long-term data center planning.
  • Learn actionable strategies for ensuring the adaptive reuse of your current infrastructure.
  • Acquire a framework for balancing innovation and longevity in your data center investments.