“As We Start to Deploy the Realities of Edge Computing, We’re Very Well-Situated” | Up-Close with Flexential at CAPRE’s Construction, Design & Engineering Evolution Summit

DENVER, CO – A centerpiece of CAPRE’s International Data Center Series is how to navigate and capitalize on a changing industry and changing enterprise landscape. That’s why CAPRE’s Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution and the Optimization of Hyperscale, Colocation & Enterprise Data Centers in Denver featured a discussion titled “Staying Relevant as a Data Center Provider: Digital Transformation and Optimizing the Client’s Journey to the Cloud” featuring a pair of forward-thinking though leaders from two highly influential organizations: Ed Kimm, of IBM’s Global Technology Services team and Craig Cook, Vice-President for Solutions Architecture and Engineering at Flexential. In this piece, we highlight a close-up with Cook about the latest at Flexential. To kick off the mini-fireside chat, moderator Brian Klebash, Founder & CEO of CAPRE asked Cook a broad, but important question: “How does Flexential differentiate itself?” he posed. “How is it unique?” “There are a few of us which truly have a national footprint, from coast to coast. We have 41 data centers in 21 markets across the country. A huge amount of our focus has been on what we call network-enabled colocation, and bringing together the connectivity,” replied Cook. “We’ve got a 100-Gig national backbone that gives us a tremendous opportunity to connect our customers to each other across data centers. As we start to deploy the realities of what Edge computing can do, we’re very well situated and have a tremendous foundation to build upon.” Next, Klebash asked…