The 451 Group’s will hold its 7th annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit – North America (HCTS-NA) on Sunday, September 25, through Tuesday, September 27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As in years past, HCTS-NA will continue to be the premier forum for executives in the hosting, multi-tenant datacenter, CDN, enterprise, cloud, and overall Internet infrastructure sector.

With contributions from the expanded 451 Group analyst teams including: Tier1 Research, 451 Research and TheInfoPro, the program at HCTS-NA promises to deliver the outstanding analysis and insight that the industry has come to expect.

Key HCTS-NA topics will include:
  • 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
The HCTS-NA program will also include featured commentary from David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and CBS News correspondent, as well as industry leader Joe Weinman, worldwide lead, communications, media and entertainment industry solutions at HP who will present on his theory of ‘Cloudonomics’ – how cloud creates value and enables sustainable strategic competitive advantage. The HCTS-NA program will kick off with the analyst keynote,“Moving From the Playground to Enterprise Production”, presented by Antonio Piraino, vice president of research at Tier1 Research on Monday, September 26.