Can You Have Too Many Clouds? ATL Data Center Insiders Say No…if They’re Executed Right

ATLANTA, GA — In the infancy of the data center space, deals were 1-2 megawatts. But with the advocacy of hyperscale and the Cloud, deals have become larger and more complex. So CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit dove into the who, what, why and where with the panel “State of Multi-Tenant Data Center Leasing: Best Practices for Brokers, Marketers, and Attorneys as Deals Grow in Size and Complexity.” Halfway through the panel, Moderator Brian Klebash, Founder and CEO of CAPRE, asked his panelists on the state of the Cloud, specifically. Asked Klebash, is there a pull-back from the Cloud happening? First to respond was Ron Vokoun, Project Director for Data Centers at FLUOR. "I’ve heard some rumors of that – but the numbers don’t really follow that logic," he replied. "I think that some people, they heard loud and they jumped in, because they thought, that’s a thing we need to do. They didn’t really do their due diligence and figure out what the costs were." According to Vokoun, there are a lot of uninformed people who jumped right in without really looking at the numbers, and some of those people have indeed pulled out. "There’s a lot of talk about, how it’s going to be all in the Public Cloud or it’s all going to be on-prem. The realty is hybrid," he asserted. "You’ve seen the data. Colocation adoption is really on the upswing, and…