Why should YOU attend #451HCTS?

Why should YOU attend #451HCTS?

As August draws to a close, we are now just a few weeks away from this year’s Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit. If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at our infographic containing statistics and feedback from past Summits. This year’s HCTS promises to be the best one yet – with a great roster of speakers, informative sessions and numerous networking opportunities.

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Bringing Cloud 2.0 into Focus at HCTS

Bringing Cloud 2.0 into Focus at HCTS

For this week’s News and Views, we spent some time with Dr. Owen Rogers (@owenrog), Senior Analyst, Digital Economics and featured speaker at HCTS. As a contributor to the 451 Research Cloud Price Index, Owen will incorporate these findings into his presentation.

#451HCTS: Hi Owen, looking forward to hearing your presentation at HCTS next month. Can you give us a preview of your session,  ªPricing Benchmarks and Strategies: How Service Providers are Differentiating on Price and Increasing Margins º?

@owenrog: In the same way that a consumer price index uses a basket of groceries to measure inflation, our Cloud Price Index uses a basket of cloud services, which represents a typical cloud application, to measure how cloud pricing is really changing. There’s been lots of hype over the past year about cloud providers cutting prices, with some commentators saying regular price cuts of up to 50% are affecting service providersʼ profitability. We’ve been tracking pricing for nearly a year now and our big finding is ʻdon’t believe the hype!ʼ

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Why This Attendee Keeps Returning to #451HCTS, Year After Year

Why This Attendee Keeps Returning to #451HCTS, Year After Year
Adam Tamburini, Development Director at e-shelter, will be travelling to Las Vegas for his fourth Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit this year. We sat down with Adam to hear more about his experiences and what brings him back to HCTS year after year.

#451HCTS: Hi Adam, appreciate you chatting with us. As a long-time attendee, what has been the most valuable aspect of attending HCTS for your company?

AT: The exposure to the thought leaders in the industry, the quality of the content in the 451 Research presentations, and the opportunity to meet a great deal of senior people from peers, customers and financiers in one location.
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Upcoming Webinar: Getting to Cloud 2.0

Upcoming Webinar: Getting to Cloud 2.0
Organizations have been working hard to get to new levels of IT innovation, but it’s been tough going. Budget challenges, technology transitions and operational limitations have held many back from what they’d like to achieve. To really gain the upper hand, enterprises have to rethink approaches and move forward to what we’re calling the Business of Cloud 2.0.
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HostingCon 2015 looks to the industry's past, future

HostingCon 2015 looks to the industry's past, future
Analysts: Liam Eagle, Al Sadowski 

HostingCon 2015, the 11th instance of an annual event that is a focal point for the community around the Web and application hosting business, took place in San Diego in late July, gathering hosting service providers and technology vendors from around the US and beyond. HostingCon looked to the hosting industry's future with a session program that touched on new technologies, modes of service delivery and go-to-market strategies, as well as the evolving influence of public policy. Its keynote looked to the industry's past, with a presentation by former SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby, who detailed the story of the hosting company he ultimately sold to IBM for $2.2bn.

According to organizers, the event grew slightly from the previous year, attracting just more than 1,100 attendees (or 1,800 including exhibitors). 451 Research participated in the event as attendees, exhibitors and speakers, with our analysts moderating and participating in four separate sessions.
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