Rolling with the Digital Transformation: How do Security & Privacy Play Into Your Investment?

SEATTLE, WA – The Digital Transformation is taking over and not turning back. Now it’s simple a matter of how the data center and digital infrastructure industry not only keeps up with it, but capitalizes on it. “How are Cloud and Colocation Providers Managing the Rising Need for Interconnection and Advancements in Application and Network Speeds?” was a seminal session at CAPRE’s recent Great Northwest Cloud Summit in Seattle, which included input from industry leaders representing the connectivity, colocation, and end-user verticals. Moderator Robert Dennelly, Director of Product Line Management & Engineering at AFL Hyperscale kicked off the session with a story about his first experience at a cashier-less grocery store, in which all funds exchange hands via digital devices. He then asked panelist Tom Ball, Cloud Architect, Starbucks, to provide some input on the criticality of this new paradigm – particularly at this moment in time. “For us, what is the impact of all of this? Well, from what I see, not only at the company I work for but at other companies as well and over my career too, we’ve had patterns of information that we dealt with, around velocity and frequency. That’s how I think about being an architect,” began Ball. “For a long time, sales were high-frequency and high-velocity. Everyone wanted to see all of the sales information at our company and they wanted to see it all of the time. That was pretty much par…