How are Cloud Providers Playing with Traditional Data Centers? It’s All About Trade-Offs

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. And Sayegh had quite a bit to say about the direction – and reality – of the Cloud. “We’re not going to deny the trends, but choices have become daunting, if not confusing,” remarked Sayegh. “Customers are looking at all of this and asking, what do I do? Do I go to AWS? Do I go to Azure? Do I go to Google? AliBaba? Should I do Public Cloud or should I do colo? Should I skip all of this stuff and just go to an app? Should I go with Software-as-a-Service?” According to Sayegh, there is a whole industry that has emerged to help customers essentially manage their costs and figure out which one of these models is best. “There is a whole cottage industry that has come up to help manage AWS spend and Public Cloud spend and so on and so forth – to help customers decide…