Dear Industry Colleagues:

Thank you for your interest in the Southern California regional chapter. The value our organization offers is defined by professionals like you. We count on your participation. Whether you want to simply follow our online group discussions, join us for our quarterly meetings throughout Southern California, or plan on taking a more active role, we welcome you and look forward to having you.

Our mission at AFCOM Southern California is to enable data center management and IT professionals from Los Angeles to San Diego to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information; to provide education on key data center management and IT issues; to provide the industry's most comprehensive insight and analysis in key areas affecting all data-intensive organizations; and to be the most comprehensive and effective resource available to the overall data center and IT community.

The velocity of change in our industry is fascinating and challenges us to more than ever. Our eco-system of professionals creates the perfect local system to adopt to those challenges. If you are not already a member, now is the time. Join us at any of our upcoming meetings or contact me for more information at [email protected]

I look forward to meeting you!

David Sipes


AFCOM Southern California

March 2016  

Letter from the President

The recent meeting at CenturyLink was a success in many ways. The quality of the keynote presentation and the panelists were outstanding. The content and discussions shed light on how far DCIM has evolved over the last years, and where it is heading to integrate and expand into a full functional DCSO model. Based on your positive feedback regarding the News Roundup session, we will continue to include it in our next meetings. We will bring you the story behind the story. I also hope you enjoyed the data center tours toward the end of the meeting.

So thank you for joining us yesterday. And, I feel compelled to send out a reminder to not approach participants and simply ask for their business cards. Be respectful and share the value you and your company can offer. It will contribute to create a platform where we all can learn, enjoy ourselves and love to come again.

I am grateful to share a special thank you to our speakers and panelist, our annual sponsors and CenturyLink for hosting our 1st meeting in 2016.

Finally, I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting at ScaleMatrix in San Diego on June 15, 2016. Come again and share the value of our meetings with others.



Carsten Baumann

President AFCOM Southern California


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