Top 10 Key Takeaways from CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit
SEATTLE, Washington – On November 15, CAPRE convened 250 senior-level data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives for its Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit. The popular summit was held at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Seattle. The Westin Building Exchange hosted a pre-event reception and tour on November 14. Executives convened for important industry discussion, debate and networking. View CAPRE's exclusive photo slideshow of the summit> Here are the top 10 highlights consisting of interesting observations or predictions about the Seattle market, compiled by CapRE: #10) Marcelo Garcés, Managing Director, Savills Studley on demand for Seattle-market colocation: “In Seattle, colocation has flattened out. Hyperscale, depending on how you define it, is the driver. Overall, Seattle is not really getting a lot of colocation action. Wenatchee, Virginia, basically everywhere else is picking up more action.” #9)Greg Couch, Manager – Data Center Strategy, Operations & Engineering, University of Washington on working with third-party vendors and service providers: “We separated facilities and management. To keep our team small, efficient and effective, we leveraged vendors and contractors as extensions of our team and have very good relationships. Team members are managers of vendors, so we professionalized our data center team and structured it separately from facilities team. ” #8) Timothy Doherty, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Fortress on where he would invest capital in today’s market: “Not all infrastructure will go back to the cloud. There’s a lot…
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