Up Close with Chris Curtis, Compass Datacenters: Why is the Hybrid Cloud Solution So Necessary?

LEESBURG, VA – Hybrid Cloud deployment has changed perceptions about what clients want. But that doesn’t mean that they all want the same thing. Understanding the desires and needs of end-users was the focus a signature panel discussion at CapRE’s recent Leesburg Data Center Summit: The Mindset of the Enterprise End-User: Evaluation the Options Within Hybrid IT. Below, we highlight a snippet of that conversation between Moderator Gabe Cole, Chief Technologist at the Strongbow Consulting Group and Chris Curtis, Senior Vice-President for Acquisition & Development at Compass Datacenters. “Chris Curtis, you guys have evolved over time, starting from the idea of just modular to now with your newer acquisitions,” remarked Cole. “How are you looking at this need to get flexibility and be able to meet varied requirements of the enterprise customer as they want some things to be neutral, they want rapid access to Cloud providers, and the service mix keeps changing over time?” “That’s a great question. So that’s the thing -- why is the Hybrid Cloud solution necessary?” asked Curtis in response. “Why are some of these folks wanting to go to Microsoft or AWS or any of those others? It’s because the network topology they have built, including the AI for security and other things, it’s almost impossible for a bank or anyone, you’d have to be of a tremendous size, to mimic that same secure network that they’ve created in their data centers. “So a…