Southwest Data Center Summit

October 17, 2012 | Los Angeles, CA

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CAPRATE Events, LLC, organizer of The National Data Center Summit Series™, will present the inaugural Southwest Data Center Summit on October 17 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Southwest Data Center Summit will combine the highest-quality content and networking opportunities for the myriad of data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and national firms with an interest in this region.

More than 1,000 executives have participated in National Data Center Summit Series events in New York, Santa Clara and Chicago in the past year. More than 300 of the most active and emerging firms in Southern California and the Southwest expected to attend this full-day networking and information conference in Los Angeles.

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Hear from 30+ speakers who will address key themes in data center real estate and technology infrastructure, including:

  • The “Data” on the Data Center Market: Analysis & Review of Market Fundamentals and Investment Sales Volume in Los Angeles and Southwest Markets
  • State of the Los Angeles & Southwest Data Center Markets: Demand Drivers, New Development & the Emergence of New Investors
  • What are the key drivers to choose Greater Los Angeles and other Southwest Markets (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas) a destination for their data centers?
  • What are the latest trends with regard to southwest rates per kW for wholesale and retail per rack rates?
  • What are the main obstacles to data center development in the southwest?
  • Data Center Financing: Will Private Equity and Traditional CRE Debt and Equity Sources Become More Active? And, will New Capital Sources Emerge to Seek Exposure to Real Estate and Technology’s Hot Sector?
  • Emergence of Urban Data Centers: What are the advantages of the urban data center setting?

Hear Experts in Data Center Real Estate & Technology Infrastructure, Including:


Pete Marin, T5 Data Centers

Mike Higgins, Internap

“The National Data Center Summit Series combines market intelligence and networking in a one-day platform. Anyone in the industry, or with an interest in exploring the many opportunities in data center real estate and technology infrastructure, should attend.”

Mitch Kralis, Vice President of Real Estate, Server Farm Realty

“I attended the event in New York City in November, The Greater New York Data Center Summit. Great speakers, great discussions and a wealth of information. ”
Ken DePalo, Sales Engineer – New York Metro Region, Advanced Business Communications

Additional Agenda Coverage will include:

  • Analysis & Review of Data Center Supply-Demand in the Various Southwest Markets and Submarkets
  • Macro Trends that Could Impact the Market: Interest rates, European instability, U.S. political measures and Presidential election
  • Aging Data Center Real Estate and Infrastructure: How to survive the current explosion of consumer and business data requirements
  • Evolving Market Dynamics: How will data center demand change in the next 2-3 years in terms of hardware, network, power densities, physical footprints, diversity of locations?
  • Creating the Energy Efficient Data Center: Is there a “Model” Data Center Design in 2012? Or, is the Market still Evolving too Rapidly to Establish a Model Design?
  • Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities: How Accelerating End-User Trends are Impacting Existing Infrastructure and Latency Requirements
  • End-User Trends: With the Continued Shift to Digital by the Myriad of Consumers and Businesses, How are Firms Responding to Today’s Demands?
  • Industry-Specific End-User Special Focus: CRE’s Response to the Medical, Educational, Entertainment, Government Sectors Rapidly-Rising Data Demands