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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).

The changing IT Operations roles and responsibilities

Roy Illsley  (Chief Analyst, Omdia)

Location: Room 8ABC

Date: Wednesday, May 10

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

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

Track: Emerging IT & Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The introduction of new disruptive technologies like Kubernetes is beginning to change the IT operational processes. These new cloud-native technologies require a different skill set and approach when it comes to operational management as organizations move to adopt containers as well as VM as the core IT delivery approach. The majority of IT operational tools, experience, and processes have evolved based on managing VMs. Therefore, IT operations need to think differently and employ new tools and processes to successfully manage both VMs and containers from the same operational team.


1. Understand how new technologies are changing the role of IT Operations
2. Learn from the latest research about what these technologies are and how prevalent they are
3. Discover some simple take-aways that you can apply in your own company to assess the magnitude of the change