Scenes from the Tier 1 Hosting Summit

More than 600 data center executives, investors and analysts have convened for the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit North America presented by Tier 1 research and The 451 Group. This year's event was held at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Here are some scenes from Tuesday's first day of presentations and sessions.

Pitt Turner, executive director of the Uptime Institute, moderated a panel on best practices for achieving data center uptime.

Tier 1 research analyst John Stanley (left) and TelecityGroup CEO Michael Tobin participate in an afternoon panel on green data center technology.

OpSource CEO Treb Ryan (left) shares his views on the cloud and the managed hosting sector while Mark Linesch of HP's Enterprise Server and Networking unit listens.

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