AFCOM Webinars

Since 1980, data center and IT infrastructure professionals including data center managers, IT managers, directors and VPs everywhere have relied on AFCOM as the most credible resource for the knowledge, training and tools they need to excel in an ever-changing, technologically-advanced global environment. AFCOM's webinars are available exclusively to AFCOM members and feature subject matter experts selected by AFCOM to present best practices and industry standards to members. Topics are chosen based on emerging trends or hot issues taking hold among the AFCOM member base.

Make sure you attend the live event to participate in an extensive Q&A opportunity following the instructor-led presentation.  These webinars provide AFCOM members the opportunity to get their questions answered directly from industry leaders in our data center community.  These educational webinars are presented live and are recorded for on-demand access via AFCOM's Member Resources for up to one year after the live event. 

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Upcoming Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

AFCOM Webinar - Data Center Institute's Five Bold Predictions for 2022

Posted on 2/22/2022
Join this webinar as members of AFCOM's DCI board present these predictions and weigh them against what is happening in your facilities, and how it relates to ongoing strategic business directions.

AFCOM Webinar - 2022 Trends to Watch: Data Center Physical Infrastructure

Posted on 1/19/2022
In this webinar we explore game-changing trends for data center physical infrastructure. The implementation of new technologies in mission critical facilities requires a reliable, well-orchestrated strategy to create business value.

AFCOM Webinar - Women in Technology: How to Close the Disparity Gap

Posted on 12/1/2021
The challenge of closing the gender gap in technology-related careers has never been more prominent, and the impact of COVID on women in STEM clearly underscores why.

AFCOM Webinar - How Legacy Systems Increase Security Risk and What to Do About It

Posted on 10/27/2021
Legacy systems present unique challenges for a data center’s modernization efforts. This is primarily true because they were not designed for current requirements such as highly distributed networks and connectivity in the age of edge and cloud. This

AFCOM Webinar - The Benefits of Software-Defined Power

Posted on 9/22/2021
The value of Software-Defined Power (SDP) is simple, and seemingly, compelling. Servers often draw a lot of power, but not consistently. Allocated primary and secondary power that remain unused the industry has dubbed stranded power and is a problem

AFCOM Webinar - Predictive Monitoring and Measuring: Autonomous IT Ops

Posted on 7/22/2021
IT must change from a traditional focus on infrastructure operations and reactive fire drills to proactive service management and intelligence. This requires tools that provide end-to-end service and reporting, automated data collection, and analysis

AFCOM Webinar - Is the Love Affair with Cloud Cooling Off?

Posted on 6/29/2021
Companies with a cloud only strategy are grappling with security misconfigurations, problems with resources, and sticker shock, opening the way for alternative solutions. Organizations are finally realizing that cloud is a tool, not a destination.

Omdia Webinar - Why the most efficient data centers use open computing solutions

Posted on 5/25/2021
Open Compute Project (OCP) technologies enabled a rise in data center efficiency and cost savings. It is perhaps no surprise that a third of servers shipped in 2020 included an OCP specification.

Omdia Webinar - Supercharge your data center with a programmable network

Posted on 5/20/2021
Proving the maxim that “less is more,” data center operators are centralizing network functions on a chip to achieve efficiencies, cost savings, and extensive operability. Tune into this webinar to hear about use cases for DPUs and the benefits of of

AFCOM Webinar - Data Center Institute's Five Bold Predictions for 2021

Posted on 4/27/2021
Join members of the DCI Board as they discuss their thinking behind one of the most anticipated whitepapers in the industry, Five Bold Predictions for 2021.

Omdia Webinar - Optimize IIoT with wireless asset monitoring and energy harvesting

Posted on 4/27/2021
With wireless asset monitoring, manufacturers can transform legacy equipment into smart devices – significantly improving cost savings. Watch this webinar to find out how wireless asset monitoring, combined with energy harvesting, is paving the way t

Omdia Webinar - Harnessing streaming data integration to become a data-driven enterprise

Posted on 4/8/2021
Many companies today are turning inward to collect data on their own operations, products, and services, and then using the insights they glean from this data to improve their capabilities. Join this webinar to learn how a modern data architecture ca

Omdia Webinar - The edge: From hype to promise

Posted on 3/25/2021
Operators are keen to push cloud services to the edge to improve the enterprise customer experience. This webinar looks at the edge cloud opportunity from the operator’s perspective, including a discussion of edge cloud applications that promise to b

Omdia Webinar - The Future of Work Starts with Mobility

Posted on 3/23/2021
Remote and mobile working—while accelerated by COVID-19—is here to stay. Watch this webinar to discover how businesses can improve security and employee productivity by implementing new workplace mobility approaches, technologies, and people practice

AFCOM Webinar - Growing Remote Workforce: How to Tackle the Data Center Workforce Deficit

Posted on 3/23/2021
As data center capacity continues to expand, the industry faces a considerable skills gap when responding to energy challenges, availability expectations, and adoption of cutting-edge technology. This webinar discusses how to build and retain talent

Omdia Webinar - Managing partner ecosystems for 5G monetization

Posted on 3/17/2021
Join this webinar to learn about monetization opportunities that 5G will bring for B2B2X business models, the IT and business requirements needed to support and manage a complex partner ecosystem and use cases of partner ecosystem management.

Omdia Webinar - Modernize your OSS/BSS with cloud-native IT

Posted on 3/9/2021
Attend this webinar to learn about the drivers and requirements of OSS and BSS modernization. We will explore the cloud-native journey that CSPs need to undertake to deliver on the promise of agility, scalability, and cost efficiency.

Omdia Webinar - Insights & actions to drive agility in the contact center

Posted on 3/4/2021
Attend this webinar to get complimentary planning guidance for 2021. This advice is based on a 2020 enterprise management “never again list” that we compiled from our discussions with contact center managers. We will provide an overview of how new an

Omdia Webinar - Future-forward customer experience: Six telco predictions for 2021

Posted on 2/25/2021
Join us for this webinar during which we will explore the most pertinent advances, trends, and predictions that will impact CX in the telco industry in 2021—and beyond.

AFCOM Webinar - Embracing Edge in Data Centers

Posted on 2/4/2021
Join Data Center Institute board member Carrie Goetz to learn about the hype surrounding edge, which is becoming a means to control costs, compute, latency, and access. Users are looking to edge for a good compute experience that epitomizes uptime.

Omdia Webinar - What's next for data center firewalls?

Posted on 1/26/2021
Led by Eric Parizo, Omdia Senior Analyst, Cybersecurity Accelerator Join this webinar to learn about the evolution of data center firewall platforms, key architectural and functional changes, the benefits for enterprises, and the most important c

AFCOM Webinar - Sustainability Beyond PUE

Posted on 1/19/2021
Join international speaker Kevin Kent as he discusses: With the cost of downtime increasing exponentially, reliability will continue to be king. However, it doesn’t need to be—nor should it be—at sustainability’s expense.

AFCOM Webinar - Building Your Data Center Facilities Cost Model

Posted on 12/16/2020
In this webinar, Tad Davies, President, Fodere, discusses what areas to consider along with the necessary cost components. He will then walk through an actual cost model to illustrate key points; and finally, explain how to convey the resulting data

Omdia Webinar - Addressing fiber network challenges to deliver 5G

Posted on 12/15/2020
Led by Ian Redpath, Omdia Practice Leader The acceleration and expansion of 5G launches worldwide are driving massive fronthaul requirements. This webinar discusses the industry pain points and lessons learned in fiber deployment and connectivity.

Omdia Webinar - 400G and Beyond: Driving Next Generation Data Centers

Posted on 12/9/2020
Led by Lisa Huff, Omdia Senior Principal Analyst 400G is accelerating the data center evolution. The landscape has started shifting away from 100G as operators realize the need for 400G and upgrade their data centers at speed. Join this webinar to