Carolinas Data Center Roundtable: What’s Next for Charlotte and its Neighbors?

CHARLOTTE, NC – CAPRE’s Second Annual Carolinas Data Center Summit was a rousing success, featuring eight hours of market insight and analysis. The closing session, CAPRE Carolinas Summit Takeaway & Steps Forward: What Have We Learned Today and What Should We Know Going Forward? was the perfect way to end the day, with questions both broad and specific about where the Carolinas data center market is going next. Below we showcase a brief roundtable, featuring insight of three esteemed panelist and a frequent CAPRE sponsor and moderator. “Juan, can you talk a little bit about some of the pain points that you’re seeing, which others might not consider?” asked Moderator Adam Waitkunas, President and Founder of Milldam Public Relations to Juan Penaranda, Data Center and Applications Marketing specialist for Corning Optical Communications LLC. “In terms of, where are colos are going, specifically to the market around here?” “I think I can answer this question in a two-fold way. With regard to the MTDC colocation space, there’s a lot of needs,” replied Penaranda. “It’s about making sure. You think you know that you need a certain amount of space, and then, depending on the application you’re using, you might suddenly need more. And that’s an issue, because you might suddenly have to have multiple locations in the same MTDC or provider. So you have to make sure you have the correct grasp, and also, be able to make those changes on…