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Hosted Solutions COO to Keynote, Moderate North Carolina Cloud Computing Conferences

Conferences to be Held in Charlotte, Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC, May 1, 2009 – Hosted Solutions (www.hostedsolutions.com), the East Coast’s premier provider of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced that Christopher “Kip” Turco, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, will serve as keynote speaker and moderator at two cloud computing conferences to be held this month in Charlotte and Raleigh.

The Exchange Executive Edge series, hosted by WRAL/LocalTechWire.com and sponsored by the SaaS User Group, will feature cloud computing experts from companies such as Hosted Solutions, Salesforce.com, VMware, EMC, Sun Microsystems and more.  In addition to his speech, Turco will moderate a panel that will feature specific advice on what companies need to know in order to move toward a cloud-based environment, whether to host specific applications such as storage or security, or their overall IT infrastructure.

Cloud computing has been hailed as a way for companies to flexibly expand their IT capabilities at a fraction of the time and cost required over self-administered implementations.  IDC, an industry analyst firm, estimates that worldwide IT spending on cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion, by 2012.  With five data centers located throughout the East Coast, Hosted Solutions has rapidly emerged as a leader in the space, providing firms with services such as enterprise class dedicated hosting and a full range of managed services.  In addition, Hosted Solutions’ “hi-touch” consultative approach helps companies design and run solutions that meet their unique needs.

The conference “Are You Ready for Cloud Computing,” will be held this coming Tuesday, May 5, at Byron’s South End in Charlotte, and on Wednesday, May 13, at Bay 7-American Tobacco District in Research Triangle Park.  Both sessions run from 11:30 am until 2 pm.  More information is available at http://localtechwire.com/business/local_tech_wire/events/page/4721216/.


About Hosted Solutions
Hosted Solutions’ high quality Data Center and Managed Hosting services maintain and protect customers’ mission-critical IT systems and applications, enabling them to reduce operating costs, lower the risk of downtime, focus on core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates SAS 70 Type II Certified facilities in Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC, providing best-of-breed data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, the highest level of security, and a complete managed services portfolio.  Hosted Solutions was acquired by Boston-based private equity firm ABRY Partners in April 2008 for $144 million.  For more information, please visit www.hostedsolutions.com.

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