Keynote Panel - "The Datacenter is the New Business Platform"
Tony Bishop, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Head of The 451 Advisors
The convergence of business, IT and the datacenter is upon us. Innovations in almost every area of the infrastructure are creating a foundation of "interactive & real time" information, connectivity and processing capabilities of bewildering complexity. Organizations now need a digital infrastructure strategy for this new business platform – a platform that must be adaptive and agile, that must be efficient, resilient and secure, and provide a consistent, enriched customer experience.
Rob Bath, Vice President of Engineering, Europe, Digital Realty Paul Boyns, Head of IT Strategy & Policy at British Broadcasting Corporation Barry Childe, Head of HTS GBM Research & Innovation, HSBC Roger De'Ath, Enterprise Sales, Google Chris Swan, CTO Cohesive FT
451 Research Panel - Energy, Efficiency and Economics Moderator: Andy Lawrence, Research VP, Datacenter Technologies, and HCTS-EU Co-Chair, 451 Research
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.
451 Research Panel - The European Hosting Market Moderator: Rory Duncan, Senior Analyst, Internet Infrastructure Services, 451 Research
Everyone has gotten the cloud memo, but the cloud computing opportunity in Europe has really only just begun. So where is the marketplace now? What products and services are proving successful and what can service providers do to extend further into the cloud?
Leadership Perspectives in the Managed Hosting Sector; Peter Hopper, CEO of investment banking sector specialist DH Capital, will be joined by foremost industry executives Lance Crosby, CEO of Softlayer, the largest privately-held IaaS provider in the world, Grethe Viksaas, CEO of leading complex hosting provider Basefarm, and Brian St. Jean, Partner at ABRY Partners the most active private equity firm in the sector, for a discussion on emerging trends, opportunities and valuations in managed hosting. The discussion will focus on the continued evolution of the service set, the delivery platforms, and go-to-market strategies that influence investment and valuation drivers within the hosting industry
451 Research Panel - Best Execution Venue Moderator: William Fellows, Research VP, Datacenter Technologies and HCTS-EU Co-Chair, 451 Research
There’s lots of talk about hybrid cloud but it’s still mostly about choice. It’s our belief that users want to make rational decisions about where applications and workloads should reside, and increasingly they will be placed in a variety of service delivery environments. We refer to this as BEV or best execution venue strategies. Cloud brokers are the new kids on the block which offer one way of providing users with federated access to multiple services.
451 Research Presentation - Big Data and the Cloud: A Perfect Storm? Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research
Finally, big data seems to be driving increased adoption of cloud-based data management and analytic services. This presentation explores the potential for two of the most hyped concepts in IT to create a perfect storm of disruption.
How To Avoid Spending Your Next $20 Million Steve Carter, Vice President, 451 Advisors
In this presentation, Steve Carter of Uptime Institute explains how accurate but flexible capacity planning can be applied to dramatically optimize infrastructure resources. He will discuss how Uptime Institute clients are moving beyond virtualization into public/private cloud adoption within a hybrid Digital Infrastructure delivery model.
451 Research Keynote - The Internet of Things Rachel Chalmers, Research VP, Infrastructure Management, 451 Research
Billions of people have already connected to the Internet via computers and mobile devices, tapping saturated networks to connect and communicate. What happens when everyday objects start communicating as well? In this presentation, we'll look at how this will affect IT, as well as the benefits that the 'Internet of everything' brings with it, and the challenge of managing the infrastructure that supports these 'smart' devices.
Leadership Perspective – Schneider Electric - Unleashing Business Advantages by Keeping a Closer Eye on Your Datacentre Operation
Today's Data Centres have grown into complex ecosystems, introducing many resources to balance in order to obtain an efficient operation, without jeopardising the required availability. Managing business needs and expectations throughout the entire Data Centre Life Cycle, from critical design decisions through day-to-day operation, can prove difficult without the proper factual insight.
This talk will address some of the key business advantages that can be obtained by keeping a closer eye on what's actually going on in the Data Centre and how to improve the current situation by eliminating waste, increasing the quality of documentation and ensuring compliance at all time. All spinning around an optimised organizational layout and orchestrated through the use of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software.
451 Research Panel - Mobility Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Mobile & Wireless, 451 Research, Chris Marsh, Principal Analyst, Yankee Group, and Vishal Jain, Analyst, Mobile Services, 451 Research
451 Research and Yankee Group experts discuss the development of SaaS based enterprise mobility tools. Our panel of analysts and CIOs will discuss why or why not IT is using them, and where they are viewed as valuable for for the enterprise.
451 Research Presentation - The Disrupted Datacentre Rhonda Ascierto, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research and Andrew Donoghue, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research
451 Research's Datacenter Technologies team will discuss some of the most talked about leading-edge technologies and assess their ability to disrupt demand, business models, ecosystems and data centre designs.
11:00 - 11:45am
451 Research Panel - Cloud Storage in a Software-Defined Era Moderator: Simon Robinson, Research VP, Storage, 451 Research
Services providers have in general struggled to build out flexible, efficient and cost effective storage platforms for their cloud environments using legacy technologies. Indeed, our research suggests that the absence of an effective storage layer remains a key barrier to cloud adoption in general, whether it's building a large scale-out repository for 'cheap and deep' data storage or running more mission critical applications on a services-based model. But this is now starting to change, and the last year has seen investment flows into storage technology that is designed and optimised for the cloud model. Are we about to see the emergence of a software-defined era of storage? In this panel discussion a range of suppliers, service providers and end-users will share their experiences around developing, deploying and consuming next-generation cloud storage technologies.
451 Research Panel - Collaboration in The Cloud Moderator: Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director, Content Management and Collaboration, 451 Research
Information management is moving out of the corporate datacenters and onto a complex hybrid of cloud, enterprise and mobile devices. With a multitude of governance and technical issues, how should enterprises think strategically?
451 Research Panel: M&A - A Silver Bullet to Get Into Cloud? Moderator: Kelly Morgan, Research Manager, Multi-Tenant Datacenters, 451 Research
Cloud has an outsized market perception versus actual revenue though the door compared with the hosting and datacenter sector, but its value as an M&A property is high. How does the rise of cloud affect investment decisions in the industries impacted – hosting and datacenters? Is M&A the key bullet left for service providers to get in the cloud game?
Best Execution Venue and Portfolio Rationalization
451 Research's Michelle Bailey discusses how businesses can take a methodical approach to deciding where to host their applications and services – whether in the cloud, in a third party datacenter, or in an enterprise datacenter. She will draw on her wide industry knowledge, as well on the FORCSS methodology currently under development by Uptime Institute and its partners.
451 Research Panel - Analyst Panel and Q&A 451 Research, Yankee Group, and Uptime Institute Analyst Team
Interactive discussion: Senior research analysts and experts from The 451 Group's operating divisions - 451 Research, Yankee Group, and Uptime Institute discuss the extent and impact of cloud and convergence across their domains.