The View From Evoque: Drew Leonard Shares Three Components of a Successful Edge Strategy at CAPRE’s Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

LEESBURG, VA – 5G is on everyone’s mind in the tech space. Whether you’re a data center investor, network operator or fiber manufacturer, it’s on your radar. But from there, the paths diverge. And that’s what the panel “5G Industry Rollout and Edge Infrastructure Investment: What is the Impact Year to Date?” at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Data Center sought to address – what will the journey to 5G look like, and how are different stakeholders in our industry going to be a part of it, and where the heck is the Edge headed next? Early in that discussion, Moderator Andrew Gold, Principal at Datacenters Unlimited Management Partners looked to panelist Drew Leonard, Vice-President for Strategy at Evoque Data Centers for the view from Evoque, a new player in the space that is making waves and taking names. “Drew, I’m interested to hear your perspective. You’ve been very public about the fact that you took over these AT&T data centers, and it seems that there were some challenges to create some diversity and in a carrier-neutral way,” shared Gold. “How does that play into your job, the future-proofing, and addressing these challenges around Edge computing?” “Well, I don’t like to use the term future-proof.  What I like to say is future-prepared,” replied Leonard. “When you think about the opportunity that we have as Evoque, when we took over these data centers, we basically came in with the drive to create…