Hostway Services’ Emil Sayegh: How are Cloud Providers Playing with Traditional Data Centers?

DALLAS, TX – Hybrid IT is all the rage. But it’s far from a homogeneous trend. That’s why panels about enterprise end-users are a staple at CapRE’s Data Center Summits. And these discussions are never quite the same as before, since this topic is so dynamic. CapRE’s Dallas Data Center Summit in August was no different, and that’s why we invited Emil Sayegh, CEO of Hostway Services, Inc to present an opening keynote presentation, titled The Future of Data Centers: How the Cloud Providers are Playing with Traditional Data Centers. “We’re going to talk about how Cloud providers are coexisting with colo providers, with data centers and all the rest of the players and where our world is going,” began Sayegh. “I’ve been doing this for a long time. I started in the Cloud business at RackSpace. So I’ve seen it from all angles over the last 12 years. Let’s talk about the use case. I’m here to talk about end users, use cases, and how those are evolving and how they are enabling these different scenarios, whether it’s dedicated services or colo and how that plays with data centers.” Sayegh then rewound the clock a bit. “So in 2007-2008, this was the standard architecture for applications,” he recalled. “You had a bunch of servers behind a firewall and it was called a classic two-tiered architecture. And usually those things were in a single data center. People would start out…