CAPRE Exclusive | Staying Relevant as a Data Center Provider: Keep Ahead of the Market, Stay Flexible, Prioritize Security

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. “One reason I joined IBM was that we were not trying to compete against the other hyperscalers. In my opinion we wouldn’t ever catch them,” began Kimm. “Where I see the market going is in an open, hybrid, and agnostic cloud eco-system. One cloud doesn’t fit everyone. There are different needs and different strokes for different folks. IBM is changing the game when it comes to managing multi-cloud hybrid environments.” This is why, when it comes to figuring out where to put a workload and why, IBM knows what it’s doing. “IBM is the clearest leader when it comes to orchestration and managing workloads, even in disparate agnostic IT environments,” Kimm shared, with an eye to the future. “That is where I see the market is headed. Agnostic, hybrid cloud, open source.” After some discussion about the latest at IBM and, moderator Brian Klebash,…