CAPRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit Roundtable: How Do You Win the Cloud Connect Story?

CHARLOTTE, NC – There are some technologies that you just can’t ignore when you talk about Cloud computing, and Cloud on-ramps are one of them. That’s why CAPRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit featured a roundtable of leaders from the regional data center industry that honed right in on that topic. “Cloud On-Ramps: Finding Data Centers with Connectivity to Major Cloud Providers” was moderated by CAPRE’s CEO and Founder Brian Klebash, who asked all three of his panelists to expound on a simple – but important – question: How do you win the Cloud connect story? First to respond was Eric Bezek, Regional Director for North Carolina at Equinix. “The world is moving toward 59 major metros around the world. We’re in 52 of those markets, driving our end-user customers, to provide them low-latency access to their applications, and to allow them to run their business more efficiently,” he responded. “And it results in truly better architecture once they put that in place – from SD-WAN deployments to multi-Cloud. So being at the center, where all of that action is at, all of the carriers need to connect to pass of traffic in those global peering points. And that’s why we exist." “We went up bought up most of the property around the world that would provide you with a low-latency connection,” Bezek shared. “Google, Azure and AWS have more or less standardized their on-ramps in many ways. So if you’re…