(The Hosting News) – The web hosting and hosted services industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to Tier1 Research (“T1R”), the leading analyst firm covering the Internet Infrastructure and web hosting markets, estimates that 2011 Internet Infrastructure revenue will reach $43.38 billion, which represents 18.3% growth over the 2010 total of $36.67 billion and expects the market for Internet Infrastructure to continue to grow at 18% annually through 2012.” This fast growth is driven in part through technology advancement from cloud computing, Software as a Service, Smart phones, and streaming video.
Further, The 451 Group, parent company of Tier 1 Research, expects a continuation of strong M&A activity in the hosting and managed services industries in 2011 at a microeconomic level driven by consolidation and roll-up to achieve scale, amass customer bases and add complementary infrastructure and service lines in order to create and expand new service offerings.”
The strong industry growth is creating more and more opportunities for web hosts to compete and thrive in a changing marketplace. It also opens new doors with Independent software vendors (ISVs) and SaaS providers to uncover new business models within the hosting industry. ISVs and SaaS providers are looking for guidance from hosting companies; while hosting providers are positioned to provide assistance for network architecture, network and application layer security, monitoring and metering, billing and much more.
On August 8-10 at the San Diego Convention Center, HostingCon 2011 will host more than 1,800 web hosts, SaaS, ISVs and cloud providers to learn, network and grow. Listen to thought leading keynotes from Simon Wardley, a researcher in CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, and a widely renowned speaker on cloud computing, technology and business innovation plus Antonio Piraino, vice president and research director at the hosting-focused and well regarded Tier1 Research and Birger Steen, recently appointed CEO of hosting software firm Parallels. These keynotes combine high-level thinking about the hosting market with feet-on-the-ground research data and practical advice attendees can take immediate action on.
In addition, more than 70 experts from companies including Microsoft, Soft Layer, DELL, Symantec, Hostway, Rackspace, Verisign, OnApp, and many more will present across a wide range of topics including emerging trends for cloud hosting and new hosted technologies, data security, new product technologies, marketing and business development. An exhibit floor with more than 150 service providers to the hosting industry will be in attendance for networking and partnering opportunities.
What will the future of hosted services look like? Discover how to navigate the changing environment and position your company for success at HostingCon 2011.
HostingCon is the premiere conference and trade show serving the hosted services industry. In its seventh year, HostingCon brings together web hosts, data centers, cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), ISVs and other infrastructure providers who make the Internet work. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For more details about HostingCon, visit http://www.HostingCon.com.