HostingCon 2012: Day 2 Photo Highlights

The second day of HostingCon 2012 in Boston featured the opening of the exhibit hall as well as more educational sessions. Eric Hanselman, Research Director, Networks for 451 Group, delivered a keynote about trends and challenges facing the hosting industry, including the increased adoption of cloud and its impact on IT spending. The exhibit hall included many opportunities for discussion as well as chances to have a little fun!  Here’s a look at some of the highlights from Day 2:

Eric Hanselman, 451 Group

Eric Hanselman, Research Director, Networks, for 451 Group, drew a comparison between Boston’s legendary patriot, Paul Revere, and today’s service providers. He drew parallels between Revere’s era and today’s business environment, which both feature challenging economic times, technological upheaval and commoditization of services. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Better_Linux

BetterLinux, which boosts Linux efficiency for data centers and hosting companies, hosted a booth that included space for a bit of ping pong. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Migration Wiz

MigrationWiz, an enterprise email migration solution, had a costumed character drawing participants to its booth. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

CloudFlare

CloudFlare was promoting its Railgun technology, a WAN optimization method which boosts network speed. The CloudFlare team was handing out toy guns to underscore the Railgun theme. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

reseller club

Reseller Club, which provides tools for web hosts, tech consultants, web designers and others, was featuring a toy racing car game at its booth. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

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