By Jon Greaves on Oct 04, 2011.
This time each year, the hosting industry gathers in Las Vegas for 48 hours of events at Tier1's Hosting Transformation Summit. It’s been interesting to watch this event evolve over the past 4 years. The first events were small with a variety of hosters/like minds meeting and included a few panel discussions. This year however, the event attracted over 800 attendees and included a very robust set of panels, keynotes and exhibitors. Last year it was clear the focus of the event had completely switched to cloud. It’s interesting this year to see that the discussions both at the event and in the hallways seemed to shift and soften a little to talk more about cloud in the hybrid form vs. the pure form of last year.