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Tier1 Research Hosts Fifth Annual Hosting Transformation Summit Next Week

September 10
10:04 2009

Web Hosting NewsNEW YORK – Tier1 Research (T1R), the independent IT analyst firm that is the preeminent source for analysis on the Internet infrastructure sector will be hosting its fifth annual Hosting Transformation Summit – North America (HTS NA) event next week in Las Vegas. The event is set to kick off on Monday, September 14 with an opening reception and will continue through Wednesday, September 16, providing attendees with an unsurpassed conference program. With over 450 industry leaders in attendance, the fifth year of this event promises to yet again deliver the information-gathering and networking opportunities that have made it the most unique event in the colocation and hosting industry.

Sponsors for the event are all in and will include: Microsoft, Digital Realty Trust, DH Capital, Parallels, Signal Hill, Carpathia Hosting, DuPont Fabros Technology, Fortrust, Interxion, Media Venture Partners, Mezeo Software, ParaScale, Quality Technology Services, Schneider Electric, Stream Data Centers, SunGard Availability Services, Turbine Air Systems (TAS), TelecityGroup, Verizon Business, Equinix, Grubb & Ellis, Jones Lang LaSalle, Latisys, Lee Technologies, NaviSite, Neustar, Nimsoft, Softlayer, Stifel Nicolaus and ViaWest. Tier1’s fourth annual Hosting Poker Tournament will be jointly sponsored by Microsoft and Neustar, and The Web Host Industry Review (The WHIR) will serve as the event media sponsor.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] Day two of the event will kick into high gear with an analyst keynote from Dan Golding, Tier1’s Vice President and Research Director. The analyst keynote will touch on the recession and its impact on the financial, product and customer arenas, as well as looking ahead to the recovery and the impact of all industry players. Additional areas of focus are set to include a spotlight on the operational issues of datacenter and hosting providers, given the large number of outages that have taken place this past summer, and a review of the role of the hosting provider as we take a look back over the past five years and look forward five years into the future. Tuesday and Wednesday of the event will also include Leadership Perspectives from key industry insiders such as: John Zanni – General Manager, Worldwide Software and Services Industry at Microsoft Corporation; Jack Zubarev – President, Service Provider Worldwide at Parallels; Peter Hopper – President and Co-Founder of DH Capital LLC; Michael Manos – Senior Vice President, Technical Services at Digital Realty Trust; and Doug Webster – Managing Director at Signal Hill.

“For four years, Tier1 Research analysts have remained consistent in the development and delivery of an outstanding conference program that provides attendees with exceptional insight into the hosting, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors,” said Dan Golding, Vice President and Research Director of Tier1 Research and Conference Chair. “Given the current economic climate, this year’s event will undoubtedly take on new importance as the hosting, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors collectively look to prepare themselves for a future beyond the recession.”

Additional information around the event can be obtained from the event site at

About Tier1 Research
Tier1 Research, a division of The 451 Group, analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments affecting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet sectors – with a particular focus on hosting, Internet infrastructure and IT services. Clients include institutional investors and technology vendors, along with end users and venture capitalists. These clients leverage T1R’s analytical insight for idea generation, trend identification, due diligence and grounded opinions, as well as metrics and forecasts on companies and industries covered.

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