When you think of a data center, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Racks? Raised floors? Gray walls? While those are all fair assumptions when thinking of data centers…did you ever consider that some of them may be modern, colorful and just the right place to host your next techie event? I know, I know. Host your next event at a data center? Huh?
Last December, we tested the waters of just such an event with an open house for our newest location. Guests were able to mingle and network while enjoying food and tours of the facility. Several breakout sessions were held in our various conference rooms led by industry experts and insiders. See photos from the event on the OTFlickr and more information about the event.
This year we are looking to utilize the space and bring more of our own seminars in house. Several outside groups have expressed interest in utilizing the meeting space to host their own seminars and events in our Ann Arbor 2 location (our newest Ann Arbor data center) this year:
Our newest data center boasts a sleek, modern and (dare I say it?) artsy office area. With several high top work stations, laid back sitting areas and various sized conference rooms, our Ann Arbor 2 data center has become a place to meet, mingle and manage.
Planning an event at a data center is really no different than any other venue. Once you have a great location that speaks for itself, just throw in a presentation, food and people for a great mix. Easy.
Open house photos by Noah Wolf of OT Operations.
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