State of the Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Industry: Leading Ladies of Mission Critical Talk Innovation in Sustainability & Finance

  LEESBURG, VA — State of the Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Industry: Past, Present and Future was the first panel discussion at CAPRE’s two-day Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit, including the inaugural Women of Mission Critical Data Center Summit. And it dug deep into the perspective of a handful of leading women from around the region, largely focusing on areas of innovation and major trendlines. Near the panel discussion’s conclusion, Moderator Greer Aviv, Senior Vice-President for Investor Relations at Iron Mountain looked to panelist Lisa Lingerfelt, Business Unit Leader at DPR Construction, to share her unique perspective. “Let’s turn to more construction-related questions,” Aviv suggested. “Where do you see the industry going, with regards to the data center, over the next five years? Is it growing, slowing down, or something else?” “We always look at the market. Where is it going, and/or is it going to slow down?” replied Lingerfelt. “In terms of when that might happen, I think that it’s really two to three years out, and I think that we will continue to see things grow [until then]. In terms of what’s changing, I agree with other panelists today who have said that, that from their perspective, customers aren’t [as chiefly concerned about] price. It’s a big factor depending on budgets, but really speed to market is the big factor. I also think that where we see the market growing, with innovation and design, is how we can…