Cloud - Phase2: Moving From the Playground to Enterprise Production
The 451 Group's Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS NA) is North America's go-to convergence event for CIOs, cloud decision makers, vendors and investors. Click below for a message from Doug Toombs, HCTS NA Conference Chair.
Welcome to the next phase of cloud computing, where complex enterprise environments require that hosting providers, telcos and cloud platforms become far more attuned not only to economic models, but to compliance and privacy needs, migration strategies, quality assurance and availability. Tier1 and 451 Research Analysts will guide the discussion and provide in-depth market analysis on these topics.
Cloud computing is transforming the way that IT is bought and used. A 'perfect storm' of conditions – economic, technological and cultural – make it irresistible. The cloud's service-driven consumption model found early appeal among developers, and ad hoc usage predominated. As users journey beyond test and development and staging and begin to examine its use for production tasks, the cloud has shifted into the critical path of core IT strategies. With this shift, the expectations placed on service providers increase radically.
KEY SUMMIT TOPICS
A perfect storm: why cloud is irresistible and what you can do
State of the cloud, including movers, shakers and who's doing what
Enterprise adoption: what are users doing, how are deployments maturing?
Role of hosters, vendors and datacenter operators in the cloud value chain
Mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing
Privacy, security and legislative challenges in the cloud
Impact of cloud computing on the hosting and infrastructure sectors
Cloud computing adoption, challenges and opportunities
Cloud-building challenges and issues – what the tech vendors can offer
Transitioning from traditional in-house IT and hosting to the cloud