Hostway Services’ Emil Sayegh: Diversity Key to End-Users’ Plans for Footprints

CHICAGO, IL ­– Diversification is a sound strategy no matter what you’re talking about. At our Chicago Data Center Summit in June, we spoke with Emil Sayegh, CEO and President at Hostway Services, Inc, about this truth, and how he’s seeing it as a growing trend in the end-users he works with in the data center space. “You have the legacy customers, and you have the more, in the cloud, IT type applications coming out. I can address both,” he began. “Both actually will converge into the same answer though. Let’s talk about one of the customers that we have – Samsung. That’s a large customer. Everyone has a Samsung TV, right? Every Samsung TV in the world has something called a Smart TV application. That is one of the largest, if not the largest, Internet of Thing applications in the world.” “You may not think about it as an Internet of Things application, but it is,” Sayegh continued. “Every time that you change that channel, every time that you watch a movie on that smart TV, every time that you buy a channel, its all coming back to data centers. Data centers across the world, in Korea, Germany, Boston. But guess what? They’re also using AWS. They’re not just using Hosting. They’re not just using our data centers with dedicated servers.” Sayegh says that what he has seen is these firms diversifying their footprint within his company, and also…