NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Ninth Annual HCTS-North America Summit, which will be held at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, September 23-25. 451 Research's Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summits are the premier forums for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter, and Internet infrastructure sectors.
Go big or play it safe? Creating the right Digital Infrastructure playbook.
As enterprises confront the challenges of an evolving Digital Infrastructure – the expanding set of assets ranging from datacenter facilities to pay-as-you-go IT services – they must design and implement strategies that match their goals with their tolerance for risk.
Enterprises are wary of losing control or locking into an uncertain future, and are retaining and evolving portions of their on-premises investments to mitigate risk. They are also looking increasingly to 'as a service' providers to handle some workloads, but are insisting that the service providers work with their on-premises environments, as well as with other service providers. Service providers that don't have all the requisite pieces in place to accommodate those enterprise requirements will find it difficult to make it a profitable play. Service providers are also coping with shrinking margins on basic services, and while they are encouraged by customer readiness to invest more with the service provider community, they are justifiably concerned about ROI.
At HCTS-North America, 451 Research analysts, Uptime Institute datacenter experts, thought leaders from the service provider community, and IT practitioners from around the world will discuss their perspectives and offer practical, prescriptive guidance for building and implementing effective Digital Infrastructure strategies.
HCTS-North America co-chairs Michelle Bailey, Vice President, Digital Infrastructure and Datacenter Initiatives, and Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Management & Analytics, are putting together a three-day agenda that will address a range of Digital Infrastructure issues, including:
- The Datacenter as the New Business Platform
- Leveraging Big Data for Business Advantage
- The Digital Infrastructure Evolution and Impact of Cloud Computing
- From Datacenters to Smartphones – Building Agile Infrastructures
- Evaluating Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on IT and Datacenter Costs
- Evaluating Strategic IT Options: Uptime Institute's FORCSS Methodology
- Cloud Adoption Trends: End-User Perspectives
- Information Security in Hybrid, Converged Cloud Environments
- Datacenter Operation Sustainability
- SDN: The Revolution in Datacenter Networks
"This year's 'playbook' theme highlights the imperative for both service providers and enterprises to devise game-winning strategies for managing their Digital Infrastructures," said Michelle Bailey. "The HCTS-North America agenda will draw on the expertise and insight of 451 Research analysts, the service provider community and IT practitioners to provide attendees with the real-world, practical guidance necessary to help them address their Digital Infrastructure challenges."
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About The 451 Group
The 451 Group, through its operating divisions 451 Research, Uptime Institute, and Yankee Group, provides thought leadership, syndicated research, and professional services that address the dynamic nature of an expanding datacenter ecosystem – from facilities to the hardware and software stacks to 'IT as a service' – and its profound implications for the way enterprises plan, build, and manage their IT environments. In addition, through 451 Advisors, The 451 Group provides consulting services to enterprises, IT vendors, and service providers and, through 451 Events, runs premier technology summits and conferences around the world.
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