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Where cloud meets data centre and hyperscale meets edge. A conversation for service provider executives. 

May 1-2, 2019
Toronto, Canada

 
 

Presented By

 
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Decentralization: Beyond Hyperscale

Last year, the conversation at the inaugural infra // STRUCTURE summit focused on the disruptive nature of hyperscale cloud and how this is happening on a global basis. Hyperscale has spawned a new breed of provider and a rapidly transforming supporting ecosystem. Service offerings have changed, business models have been adjusted and in many ways, the entire premise of the business has been turned on its head.  

The shifts are plain to see. Managed hosters and infrastructure service providers have retreated from commodity cloud services and jumped to the managed third party cloud model. Meanwhile, the colocation sector has arguably made an even bigger pivot. Wholesale colocation serving hyperscale is basically a category in and of itself, while retail colocation has taken a sharp turn towards interconnection. Colocation is no longer just about housing infrastructure, but enabling it. And enabling means getting end users to the cloud and the applications and content they access deployed across increasingly complex hybrid architectures.

A hybrid world with hyperscale at the centre is the future. It is undeniably where things are moving. But it is also quickly becoming clear that things are not quite that simple. The Internet continues to grow and there is a new generation of applications emerging that take end users further out than ever before, while at the same time, demanding unprecedented levels of latency and performance.

Enter the edge and the coming decentralization of infrastructure architectures.  

Last year, we described a new world order being built around hyperscale. But this was never a fixed situation and the reality on the ground has proved to be a lot more fluid. This new world order will soon have another important piece - the edge - that will only enhance and expand the billions of dollars of value being generated by the larger infrastructure services ecosystem.

Decentralization has a certain connotation that suggests a slight breaking apart of things or a loss of control. But in the world of cloud and infrastructure, decentralization is more about how things are going to be built. And it is a good bet that it will actually further enhance and add value to the hyperscale platforms at the centre of this new world order. It is good news for all involved.

infra // STRUCTURE replaces legacy events that cater to and are stuck in the old world and brings together the next wave of value-creating companies so that they can realize their full potential. Join us to engage in a conversation about the future and chart yet another new course.

Why should I attend?

The infrastructure services market lacks an industry event that is vendor-neutral and brings together under one roof all the key pieces - operators, developers, end users, suppliers and financiers - that are involved in the value chain. infra // STRUCTURE was built to create an environment where conversations happen, relationships are built and ultimately, deals are done - all against the backdrop of third party analysis and engaged discussion of the sector’s most pertinent issues and challenges. Today’s Internet infrastructure executive is busy. There is no better way to get multiple things done at one time and in one location. 

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Who should attend?

EXECUTIVES OPERATING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE PROVIDERS – data centres, cloud infrastructure, edge and managed hosting firms that want to keep abreast of sector developments, network and do business.

Amazon Web ServicesCentriLogicCenturyLinkCyrusOneCyxteraDigital Realty TrustEquinixGoogle Cloud PlatformIron MountainMicrosoft AzureQ9 NetworksRackspace


EXECUTIVES OPERATING MSPs, VARs, AND SIs that want to get more engaged with cloud.

2nd WatchContegixIngram MicroIntellisysMissionNTT CommunicationsOneNeck IT SolutionsTelarusThrive Networks


EXECUTIVES OPERATING CARRIERS, TELCOS that want to get involved with the edge and cloud infrastructure ecosystem.

American TowerCrown CastleGTTSprintZayo


EXECUTIVES OPERATING EDGE PROVIDERS that want to more involved with the entire infrastructure services ecosystem.

Compass Data CentersEdgeConneXEdgeMicroPacketStackPathVapor IO


EXECUTIVES OPERATING INTERCONNECTION PLATFORMS that want to more involved with the entire infrastructure services ecosystem.

CienaConsoleConnectMegaportPacketFabric


VENDORS that want to supply technology and services to infrastructure service providers.

EricssonMicrosoftNetAppNutanixPleskScienceLogicStatelessUbersmithVeeam


PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS looking to understand and learn about the market and meet companies.

ABRY PartnersBrookfield Infrastructure PartnersBV Investment PartnersIron Point PartnersMC PartnersSeaport CapitalStonepeak Infrastructure PartnersStrattam Capital


LENDERS that supply capital to infrastructure service providers.

Boundary Street CapitalCapitalSourceCSC Leasing CompanyData Sales


M&A SPECIALISTS wanting to stay up to date on the sector and meet companies.

Cheval CapitalDH CapitalRBC Capital MarketsLayer 7 CapitalWilliam Blair


JOURNALISTS interested in covering the infrastructure services market.

Agenda

The analyst team at Structure Research has curated an agenda that is hard-hitting and forward-looking. Structure Research’s insights and data sets will provide the context and leading industry executives will join in to share experiences, debate the issues and assess the future.

This year we are adding a half-day of programming that will precede the main day. This unconference will feature content, analyst presentations and networking in a more casual, relaxed environment. Come meet fellow attendees and sponsors and get a head start on your summit schedule.

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Location

 
 

Venue:

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2M9

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Pricing

SERVICE PROVIDERS
FREE*

  • Complimentary pass to event
  • Invite to pre-event networking session
  • Access to presentation PPTs
  • Complimentary Structure Research report
  • Deposits returned upon attendance
*A $299 USD refundable registration deposit is required. Canadian residents: HST is included and USD is converted to CAD upon checkout.

Executives with infrastructure service providers - managed hosters, data centre operators, cloud providers, MSPs and VARs - attend for FREE. This is by invitation only and the only stipulation is attendance at two 15-minute introductory meetings with select sponsors. Service providers that do not receive an invitation can request one.


END USERS
FREE*

  • Complimentary pass to event
  • Invite to pre-event networking session
  • Access to presentation PPTs
  • Complimentary Structure Research report
  • Deposits returned upon attendance
*A $299 USD refundable registration deposit is required. Canadian residents: HST is included and USD is converted to CAD upon checkout.
SR CLIENTS
FREE*

  • Complimentary pass to event
  • Invite to pre-event networking session
  • Access to presentation PPTs
  • Complimentary Structure Research report
  • Deposits returned upon attendance
*A $299 USD refundable registration deposit is required. Canadian residents: HST is included and USD is converted to CAD upon checkout.
GENERAL ATTENDEES
$299 USD**

  • Single pass to event
  • Invite to pre-event networking session
  • Access to presentation PPTs
  • Complimentary Structure Research report
**Attendance fee: $299 USD. Canadian residents: HST is included and USD is converted to CAD upon checkout.
 

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EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

 
 

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LANYARD SPONSOR

 
 

INTERMISSION SPONSOR

 
 

 

For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact:

CANDICE RODRIGUEZ
cr@structureresearch.net

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Media and Strategic Partners

 
 

Contact

For more information regarding the event, please contact:

PHILBERT SHIH
ps@structureresearch.net
+1.647.822.1404

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