Scenes from Tier 1 Hosting & Cloud Summit

The Tier 1 Research Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit 2011 North America was held this week at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and featured two days of presentations about growth trends in cloud computing, strategies for service providers, the economic climate for IT spending, and recent industry mergers and acquisitions. The event highlighted analysts from The 451 Group, including Tier 1 Research, The Info Pro and ChangeWave. Here's some photos from the event.

Rachel Chalmers, Research Director for The 451 Group, moderated a panel on cloud computing strategies.

Hyder Ali, Industry Director in Operator Channels Group at Microsoft, discussed opportunities for service providers in one of Monday's presentations at the Bellagio conference center.

William Fellows, one of the founders of The 451 Group, spoke Tuesday morning on the next phase of evolution for cloud service providers.

Martin McCarthy, CEO of The 451 Group, addresses the conference on Monday morning

Paul Stapleton, Managing Director of Media Venture Partners, makes a point during the Tuesday panel on mergers and acquisitions