How is Cloud Architecture Adding Value For Customers?

CHICAGO, IL — At CapRE’s Chicago Data Center Summit, a rousing panel titled The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, the Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives featured an in-depth discussion about the economics and capabilities of various compute architectures. At the conclusion of the discussion, a member of the audience rose their hand to ask a question. “I’ve been with providers for data centers for a long time. And we’re always talking about the migration of the Cloud, the migration of the Cloud, the migration of the Cloud,” began the member of the audience. “We’re talking about Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and colocation. So, what specifically are you guys doing, from an architectural standpoint, to really add value to your customers?” “Because I have Fortune 500 companies in our rooms all of the time, and they have no idea what their cloud migration strategy really is,” he explained. Do you concentrate primarily on specific applications, or do you give them a dossier or a roadmap about where they are, where they should head, what they can expect, what the TCO, and all of that stuff?” The first member of the panel to respond was Emil Sayegh, Chief Execurive Officer for Hostway Services, Inc “It’s a little bit of both. What we have developed is a couple of things that can quickly paint a picture here,” he replied. “We’ve developed a migration capability, more of a professional service.…