“The Edge is Going to Force a Transition” | Stackpath’s Francisco Romero Previews CAPRE’s Texas Data Center Summit

AUSTIN, TX -- Francisco Romero is the Chief Operating Officer at StackPath. Francisco leads StackPath operations including data center ops, procurement, deployment, and support. Prior to StackPath he led IBM Cloud Infrastructure Operations which included Infrastructure Data Center Operations, Networking, System Operations, Procurement and Inventory, Customer Care, and FP&A. Prior to that, he was with SoftLayer, held various roles at EDS/HP developing product portfolio strategies and driving margin improvement programs, and McKinsey & Co. Francisco will be a featured speaker at CAPRE's Texas Data Center Summit Next week, so we connected with him to discuss the implications of Texas's next data center evolution -- life on the Edge. CAPRE: Tell us about StackPath – what was the genesis of your firm and what is your differentiator? Romero: StackPath started 3 years ago with a mission to secure the internet, as the world becomes more dispersed and workloads move closer to the end-user. Hybrid and multi-cloud architecture creates a whole host of security problems, and that was a problem we were running into, as companies transitioned to the Cloud. So we started with a mission of helping companies fix that problem. Today not only are we delivering services to secure the movement information, we provide tools in the form of storage, compute and network capabilities for anyone to come build whatever application they want, closer to the Edge. CAPRE: So where are you active geographically? Romero: Today we’re focused on the…