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Data Center Brainstorm

Thank you for your support of the 2018 Data Center Brainstorm View Photos View Coverage Sponsors Please contact dcxbrainstorm@meritalk.com or 703-883-9000 ext. 135 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event. Register Now View the Program Conference Enquiries DCX Brainstorm 703-883-9000 ext. 146 Sponsorship Enquiries DCX Brainstorm 703-883-9000 ext. 135 Registration Information […] […]

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Netapp-arrow-webinar

As Federal agencies move toward hybrid cloud environments, the need for IT managers to bridge the gap between today’s current infrastructures and tomorrow’s cloud future is vital. While modernization is on the forefront of many Federal IT conversations, various hold-ups including fear of change and loss of control have impeded progress. Hear insights from Mika […]

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Modernizing-Monolith-Webinar

With the Modernizing Government Technology Act now signed into law, Federal CIOs and IT managers should finally have the momentum – and means – to break free of aging agency infrastructures.  Feds see opportunities to accelerate progress by improving the ability to share data between new and legacy systems.  […]

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Dell ViON

The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act signals a rejuvenated commitment to Federal IT modernization. Agencies need to optimize data centers, lay the foundation for emerging technologies, and improve security – while maintaining decade-old systems critical to mission success. And, with a saturated market of options and providers, Federal data center managers are looking for streamlined data center management and governance.






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With the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) deadline extended to 2020, Federal IT leaders must push hard to keep data center modernization momentum moving forward. With the right technology, agencies have the opportunity to reduce OpEx and establish an infrastructure that is able to scale quickly, integrate emerging technology, and effectively support dynamic missions – but are they?






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Mingle and Jingle

Join us for a merry evening as we discuss the IT transformation initiatives and efforts that will be at the forefront of the new year’s IT agenda with a happy hour featuring beverages, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and plenty of holiday cheer.






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HPE Roadmap
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Pure Storage

The explosion of connectivity and multiplying data sets have opened millions of entry and exit points for data – consequently identifying a breach is about as easy as looking for a needle in a haystack.






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DCX Brainstorm

In 2016, the White House pushed IT modernization to the forefront of Federal agencies’ agendas – with an updated Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) and the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) paving the way.






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Mingle and Jingle
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With heavy focus on the issue from the Executive branch and the Hill through the Modernizing Government IT Act, agencies are increasingly looking at SDN as a path towards reduced costs and better security for government networks. SDN embraces both automation and virtualization, but how can it lead to further tech innovation across agencies? Is the potential working capital fund an option?






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Accelerating Data Transformation

Data centers get a bad rap. Too old, too many, too inefficient, too expensive – we’ve heard it all. But data centers are still the life blood of operations and missions in government, and aren’t going anywhere. With a renewed focus from both the Hill and OMB to reform IT and meet aggressive metrics, now is the time for IT leaders to accelerate data center transformation.






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In an effort to effectively manage application lifecycles, enhance automation, and improve integration, agencies look toward DevOps implementation for an efficiency jump start. Labeled as the next big Federal IT movement, DevOps brings software engineering, quality assurance, and IT operations together to streamline application development and deployment.  In addition to the innovation benefits, DevOps brings […] […]

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Video surveillance data is growing – fast. By 2020, video surveillance is expected to reach approximately 3.3 trillion captured video hours globally. Organizations’ appetites for video surveillance in an “always-on” world are straining IT infrastructures – from networks, to storage, to analysis capabilities. Attend “The Video Vortex” webinar to discuss: How agencies can optimize video […] […]

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Data Center Transformation Progress – Quarterly Meeting The Data Center Exchange (DCX) quarterly meeting took place on June 25, 2014. The discussion focused on the role that Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and supporting software/tools can play in that data center transformation progress. Thank you to speaker Neal Shelley, Division Chief, Army Data Center Consolidation […] […]

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DISA’s Data Center Consolidation – Quarterly Meeting The Data Center Exchange (DCX) quarterly meeting took place on November 18, 2014. The discussion provided an inside look at how DISA’s data center consolidation plans to ensure data – classified and unclassified – is accessible and secure. Thank you to speaker Jack Wilmer, Deputy Chief Technology Officer […] […]

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2014 Mingle and Jingle The Data Center Exchange (DCX) quarterly meeting took place on December 17, 2014 and brought together all the MeriTalk Exchange to talk across channels. We heard from Rich Beutel and Ben Rhodeside senior IT staffers with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what 2015 has in store for Fed […] […]

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FITARA – Jumpstart Your IT Transformation The Data Center Exchange (DCX) hosted a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. called, “FITARA – Jumpstart Your IT Transformation” with Ben Rhodeside, Senior Policy Advisor for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Ben Sweezy, Strategy Lead for Federal […] […]

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Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) hosted a quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 1777 F St. NW in Washington, D.C. called, “Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities” with Tony Cossa, Director of Cloud Strategy and Policy, Enterprise Data Center Operations, Office of the Chief […] […]

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Mingle and Jingle

2015 Mingle and Jingle The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) and Data Center Exchange (DCX) hosted a Holiday quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at the City Club of Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives. We discussed the policies and legislation that will shape the landscape for the upcoming year. […]