Pros, Cons and Beyond: Emil Sayegh Compares Different Compute Models in Dallas

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. And according to Sayegh, the bottom line is that the Cloud, with all of its hype, will never replace other models of compute, such as colocation or managed hosting. However, it’s vitally important to understand what goes where. Doing it In-House “When customers want to run their own data centers, that’s usually when they have legacy applications, or old applications that have been around for 20 years that are hard to move, that require custom gear, that require custom maintenance, and require people that know how to run them,” shared Sayegh. “That’s when customers usually want to run their own data center. They want to have control over it. There may also be some security issues, where again, they want to keep control of it. That’s the perfect environment for a customer…