HCTS-Europe will be held April 9-10, 2013 in London. These 451 Research’s Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summits are the premier forums for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, data center and internet infrastructure sectors. The two-day format will include content, insight, and expertise from 451 Research’s team of highly regarded analysts, as well as from the data center experts from Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group. Sessions will address a range of issues, including:

  • The Digital Infrastructure Evolution and the impact of cloud computing
  • Convergence and its defining impact on the business use of IT
  • Disruptive technologies and their impact on IT and datacenter costs
  • Leveraging big data for business advantage
  • Managing security in the age of the cloud
  • Building agile infrastructures – from datacenter to smartphone
  • The economic and strategic impacts of colocation and cloud services
  • Uptime Institute’s FORCSS methodology for evaluating strategic IT options
  • Software-defined networking and the revolution in datacenter networks
  • Risk management, availability and compliance in the age of consumerized IT.

The speakers and panels include:

451 Research Keynote - IT at a Turning Point
Speaker: Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research
Description: The dynamic nature of an expanding datacenter ecosystem has profound implications for the way enterprises plan, build and manage their IT environments.

End User Panel Discussion - Cloud Adoption - Is there anybody out there?
Moderator: Ken Male, Managing Director, 451 Research
Description: Senior managers in forward-looking organizations discuss the strategic IT choices they are making at the moment, and give their views on a range of technologies.

451 Research Keynote - Information Security in a Hybrid, Converged Environment
Speaker: Wendy Nather, Research Director, Enterprise Security, 451 Research
Description: The rapid adoption of cloud services and BYOD calls for new architectures, tools, services and thinking about information security.

Uptime Institute Session - Matching Datacenter Designs with Business Requirements
Speaker: Phil Collerton, Managing Director, Uptime EMEA
Description: The Uptime Institute presents its latest thinking on matching resilience levels with business needs.

Panel Discussion - Energy, Efficiency and Economics:
Moderator: Andy Lawrence, Research VP, Datacenter Technologies, 451 Research and HCTS-EU Co-Chair
Description: The economics of operating all datacenter-based services involves a finely tuned monitoring of day-to-day operations, as well as a strategic understanding of energy use, asset utilisation, and innovation
Panelists include: Ibrahim Chadirichi, Director of Information Management, ARM and Martin Bradley, Head of European Data Center Engineering and Operations, Morgan Stanley

Panel Discussion - Operational Sustainability: Running Datacenters Better, All Day, Every Day
Speaker: Pitt Turner, Executive Director, Uptime Institute and datacenter managers and experts from Fujitsu, Norland and ING Group.
Description: Uptime Institute and some of its key partners discuss how they have improved the efficiency and reliability of datacenters using the proven practices of Operational Sustainability.