451 Research has announced that industry experts Al Sadowski and Liam Eagle have joined the 451 Research team.

The lines between traditional colocation, hosting, and network service providers are blurring. Cloud and virtualization technologies continue to shape the way services are delivered, with these providers moving more aggressively to cloud-style provisioning platforms. At the same time, disintermediation along the IT value chain is spurring these same providers into adjacent services. Al and Liam — and the entire Internet Infrastructure Services research team — will be at the forefront of these transformative changes, expanding the scope and depth of 451 Research's analysis.

Al Sadowski

For more than 20 years, Al has held management positions in software development, network operations, product development and product management at AT&T, Global Crossing and Level 3 Communications. He led global teams that developed customer care applications, defined cloud strategies, managed colocation product portfolios, and launched multiple network-based managed services for the enterprise sector. Al is PMP-certified, and holds a BS in business administration from Bryant University, and an MS in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Liam Eagle

Liam Eaglecovers managed hosting, cloud, and mass-market hosting for the Internet Infrastructure Services practice. Prior to joining 451 Research, Liam covered the hosting services market as editor-in-chief of Web Host Industry Review for more than 10 years, where he had a front-row seat to many of the transformative trends shaping the industry, including the emergence of virtualization and cloud technologies, and the development of the partner ecosystem that underpins the hosting market. Liam also served as co-chair of HostingCon for several years, where he built the educational program for one of the industry's most highly regarded and well-attended events. Liam holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

"Al and Liam bring a wealth of experience, insight, and expertise to the Internet Infrastructure Services practice," said Simon Carruthers, chief operating officer, 451 Research. "With their knowledge of cloud and hosting markets – and their long-standing involvement in the industry – they are strong and welcome additions to the 451 Research team."