CAPRE Exclusive | The Cloud On-Ramp Game: Clients are Changing, Deals are Changing, But It’s All About Connections & Flexibility

BOSTON, MA – CAPRE’s Data Center Summits are all about connections – both figuratively and literally. That’s why panel discussions about cloud on-ramps and connectivity have become a staple of CAPRE’s events. CAPRE’s Third Annual Greater Boston Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit was the latest iteration of that panel, and it kicked off with an evergreen question that goes beyond the Cloud on-ramp crowd’s day to day. John Fidler, Manager and Solutions Engineer at INAP asked one of his panelists (and a co-worker) an evergreen question. “I think it’s pretty common anymore that no one is talking about straight hardware anymore. We’re talking about business problems and solutions for our customers, and focusing those things on application tiers, and how those things can be migrated to the Cloud, whether that’s in piece-meal or across the board,” remarked Fidler. “So what do you think we’re talking about on a day-to-day basis?” “For many of our clients, as I’ve been walking and wandering around the data center lately, the profile has changed within the last decade as to what you might have found within the data center,” replied panelist Dan Gauvin, Senior Director at INAP. “We’re seeing a lot of clients that are actually purveyors of the Cloud. We’re seeing people that are software companies, that are  building their Clouds in a colocation environment. we’re seeing e-commerce companies that are building their platforms. We’re seeing ad-tech, technology companies, and we’re seeing…