Brexit fear casts shadow over London Datacenter & Hosting Market

Uncertainty and market volatility will affect capital’s place as 'first choice' location

The decision by UK voters to leave the European Union has created a period of uncertainty about the role of London in the multi-tenant datacenter and hosting markets,
according to a new report by 451 Research.

‚ÄúHistorically, London has offered an ideal base for local, regional and international firms to provide colocation, hosting and cloud services to the rest of Europe,‚Äù said Rory Duncan, Research Director for European Services with 451 Research. ‚ÄúThis status is now at risk ‚Äì prompting some providers and their customers to consider other locations such as Frankfurt or Amsterdam for ease of doing business within the EU.‚Äù

In its latest report on the London Multi-Tenant Datacenter (MTDC) & Hosting Market, 451 Research outlines the potential disruption facing service providers and how they are likely to respond. “We know that multi-tenant datacenter providers focus on bringing space online in a just-in-time manner,” said Penny Jones, Senior Analyst, European Services. “But while this means that many providers are prepared to weather the storm if demand is reduced in the short-term, longer-term investment doubts are likely to affect contract renewals for a number of enterprise customers”.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo … with the Top FIVE Reasons to attend HCTS

You may be more focused on chips and guacamole today, but don’t forget that one of the most important events of the year – the annual 451 Research Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit – is just a few months away. This year’s HCTS will be held in Las Vegas on September 19-21 and, although there are numerous benefits to this industry-defining conference, today we’re sharing our top five reasons to attend.

Get informed about the latest trends, strategies and technologies impacting your community
Our theme for this year’s Summit, Business Disruption in the Age of Cloud, will set the stage for unique content created by our committee of past analyst and industry speakers. HCTS will provide you with the opportunity to hear from over 50 cloud innovators, entrepreneurs and 451 analysts in structured sessions – take a look at some preliminary session topics here.
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Top Takeaways from #451HCTS with Continuum's Mary Anne Halligan

Mary Anne Halligan, Director of Product Marketing at Continuum Managed Services, shared her top takeaways from our 2015 Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit! 

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Don’t take our word for it… #451HCTS is “the place to be!”

Don’t take our word for it… #451HCTS is “the place to be!”
In this blog, we thought that we’d let sponsors and past attendees share feedback and experiences in their own words:

“HCTS [brings value] to C-level members in…the latest industry trends, insights and networking opportunities. It is one of the very few avenues over the course of a year for top industry leaders to gather in a casual yet highly focused environment.”

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Speaker Spotlight: Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel and IBM’s Dr. Angel Diaz

Speaker Spotlight: Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel and IBM’s Dr. Angel Diaz

As we count down the remaining days until HCTS 2015, we are pleased to highlight two of our featured speakers, who will conclude content on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Alan Zweibel, original Saturday Night Live writer and best- selling author

After a full day of sessions, Wednesday will wrap up on a lighter note with a presentation from Alan Zweibel, who will deliver a charming and candid look at his career journey as a comedy writer. He will describe the experience of writing for some of television’s most beloved comedies – from Saturday Night Live to Curb Your Enthusiasm – and discuss how his career success has transcended television to film, theater and literature.

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