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World Hosting Day 2017 – Why you should go, and what to expect



Author: Robert Wigger, HPE Service Provider Sales EMEA



With all the hype and hyperbole around the cloud and edge computing with IoT, you might think there’s no longer any need for hosting. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, thanks to both IoT and the cloud, the hosting business is thriving, as evidenced by the 6500+ attendees attending World Hosting Day (WHD) this year. WHD is a seven-day event taking place in Germany from 25-30 March, in the country’s largest theme park. With over 120 sessions and attendees from over 2500 companies, and lots of food and regional beverages, the stage is set for another successful hosting festival full of fun and learning.

Why You Should Attend

From service providers hosting cloud services big and small, global carriers and communications providers, to leaders in the Internet infrastructure industry and beyond, industry experts will be in attendance to share their experiences and overall direction. This includes HPE, our partners and key service providers. As the array of technology and solutions required in the hosting industry has expanded over the years, this unique industry exposure is invaluable.

What You Can Expect

WHD offers a unique atmosphere that promotes learning and sharing like no other event. Leaders in the infrastructure, cloud, and hosting industries will be leading sessions, including those from HPE:

 Main Forum: Being Relevant in the Digital Ecosystem
Speaker: Colin l’Anson, HPE Fellow
Date: March 28th @11:35am

Due to the explosion in mobile device usage, high-speed wireless communications, and the astounding growth in embedded computing power, just about every IT solution today needs to include an IoT strategy. As computing and storage needs grow at the edge, in the data center, and within the cloud, HPE is focused on providing the ecosystem and infrastructure to enable fast, reliable, and secure IoT solutions. This session will highlight HPE’s focus on IoT security and agility through HPE solutions, as well as those of HPE partners and service providers. Attendees will walk away prepared for the emergence of this new era of hyper-connectivity and pervasive technology to be relevant, and stay relevant.

Speed Session: Managed Location Based Wi-Fi
Speaker: Sebastian Hein, Systems Engineer at Aruba
Date: March 29th @ 12:45pm

Building on the promise of IoT and the new technologies it brings, this session looks at opportunities for service providers around the still-growing area of Wi-Fi. Due to the shift to cloud and the persistent growth of mobile, Wi-Fi continues to emerge as the inexpensive, always-on connectivity solution. When you add IoT to the mix, there’s both a growing need to improve Wi-Fi security, and a growing set of business opportunities for service providers around it. This session explores the potential to provide new innovative services to the businesses that host wireless connectivity and solutions, as well as to their end-customers. Doing so with platform services provided by HPE means a more scalable business model for you, growing numbers of partners, and happier end-customers.

 Register for WHD today!

Empowering Service Providers with HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack
Speaker: Ingolf Buttig (HPE) and Roj Mircov (Microsoft)
Date: March 29th

Learn the latest about the joint Hybrid Cloud Solution coming from Microsoft and HPE, including announcements on HPE Microsoft Azure Stack. HPE hosts an exclusive event for the Service Provider Community.  Discover the latest news from Microsoft about Azure Stack and HPE’s solution offering and hear how we make it simple to get to production, and start end-customer engagement.  See our live demo on Azure Stack TP3 and be the first harnessing our announced HPE pricing and license models.

Register now to ensure you don't miss out on this exclusive event!  Space is limited for this session.

A Roadmap for IT

WHD 2017 promises to provide you a roadmap to the future of technology through the most innovative hosting solutions and infrastructure discussions available. Not only are the hottest industry buzzwords such as cloud and IoT driving hosting to new levels, WHD is bringing the fun back to learning through the unique atmosphere it delivers each year. Don’t miss out!

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