Celebrating the 15th Annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit – Presenter Q&A with Craig Matsumoto

Interview with Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst

Last year, we welcomed Senior Analyst Craig Matsumoto to the 451 family – and we are so excited to have him back on stage at the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS). Craig will lead the “Building the Datacenter Fabric – Networking Opportunities in the Datacenter World” session on September 24 at 1:15pm PDT, in the Orovada Breakout Room 2 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

Q: What will you be discussing in this session?
A: Something I've been calling 'the new enterprise network.' As enterprises have reached out to the cloud, they've often been content to use broadband internet or SD-WAN to connect there. Datacenters would like to present an alternative, aided by the agility of software-defined networking – we're calling it software-programmable interconnection.

Q: Why is this topic significant?
A: I think the element of cloud dependency is underappreciated. As more mission-critical work moves to remote places – clouds, SaaS providers, even edge computing – I would expect some enterprises to find internet connectivity insufficient. We're going to discuss colocation as an alternative, but many enterprises don't think of colocation that strategically. About 30% use colocation, and of those, 53% use it for disaster recovery. It suggests a slim, tactical view of colocation. Is there a richer role that third-party datacenters can play for enterprises? I want to start some discussion on that.
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451 Research springing into 2018 with changes and successes

The first quarter was a busy one at 451 Research, and it’s hard to believe spring is already here! Our global analyst team continues to be in high demand. To date in 2018, our analysts have met with more than 50 customers face-to-face, conducted more than 600 briefings, hosted 20 client webinars, and delivered over 300 hours of inquiry, speaking and strategy sessions. And if that’s not enough to keep us busy, we’ve also managed to publish more than 450 Market Insight reports and 50 long-form Technology and Business Insight reports and associated datasets.

As we kick off Q2, we are excited to announce some important changes and additions to our research organization. We’re also happy to introduce a new research delivery platform that will be available to 451 Research customers later this month. These changes will allow us to more effectively deliver on our core mission: to better serve our customers.
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