Coresite’s Gerry Fassig: Typical Enterprise Has Lack of Expertise and Silo’d Decision-Making Process

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — CapRE Data Center Summits expend a lot of bandwidth on the challenges that firms face when migrating data to the Cloud. However, that are many layers to that process, since there are different kinds of cloud. In fact, even cloud-native companies face struggles when deploying hybrid cloud architecture. So at CapRE’s Northern California Data Center Summit, we gathered a panel of regional data center insiders to share lessons learned and perspective gleaned from this process. Moderator Mike Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Inflect put it well when he asked the panel -- how can you convince cloud-native companies that they need to do something more than just buy a MacBook Pro? For some trusted insight, he referred the question to Daryl Jurbala, Engineering Manager for Twilio Inc, whom Nguyen has worked with at Inflect in building their own network. “That absolutely was challenging,” replied Jurbala. “For a company who thinks that everything can and should be sold in software that can be run on a cloud, it’s very difficult for them to understand that certain workload might not quite be there yet.” Jurbala then pointed out how a lot of those workloads are these edge workloads and VPNs where you need, optimally, custom silicon. “You need to make sure that your latency is going to be consistent and good and low,” he explained. “We’ve also run into issues where, it’s just basic business issues. Like, they’ve…