Cloud vs Cloud | DataBank’s Brandon Peccoralo Talks Changing Products and Adaptive Strategies at CAPRE’s Atlanta Data Center Summit

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, and in many ways, the products that data center operators offer has completely evolved. 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 to talk about the importance of Cloud on-ramps, which led to panelist Brandon Peccoralo, General Manager at DataBank offering some astute analysis on the the various "Cloud" products out there. "I’ve been at three different data center companies, from 27,000 person data center firms to a 300 person shop," shared Peccoralo. "And at each facility, we’ve always gone after Megaport. It’s kind of a necessary evil to give our customers the on-ramp to AWS. But I think it’s important to differentiate what the word “Cloud” means. So the Public Cloud, with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, Google, IBM, that’s a public utility. You have to understand the technology that operates on the back-end. It’s not Hyper-V, it’s not VMware. They have different container systems, like Kubernetes, Docker, you name it. That’s a lot of development, it’s a lot for mobility."…