The Strategic Role of Colo in the Cloud-first Era

Data Center Knowledge

September 27, 2018

2 Min Read

Available On Demand

By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center, versus 10% today, according to Gartner’s report, Prepare for the Death of the Data Center as We Know It.  Yet organizations’ data center transition plans are often hindered by the design, security or compliance constraints of many workloads that are not cloud-first friendly.  Modern IT leaders must look beyond their traditional enterprise data center and the cloud to cost-effectively support their organization’s needs with speed and agility of cloud combined with the control of dedicated infrastructure. 

Join this webinar to hear industry experts Randy Rowland and Bill Kleyman discuss how organizations can leverage on-demand colocation and connectivity to:

  • Accelerate their successful transition to off-premise data centers

  • Reduce the time it takes to provision and manage their IT environment

  • Deploy dedicated hyperconverged infrastructure in a consumption-based model

  • Extend beyond power and capacity constraints to address growing demand

  • Provide a viable alternative to cloud-first required by certain workloads

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Randy Rowland – President and GM, Data Center Services, Cyxtera Technologies

Randy Rowland leads Cyxtera’s global data center services business, responsible for all aspects including strategy, business management, operations, product development and evangelism. Since February 2013, Rowland has served as a Partner of Medina Capital, identifying companies with disruptive technologies and providing the portfolio with guidance on strategic initiatives.



Bill Kleyman, DCK Contributor

Bill is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in a variety of industries. This includes data center, cloud, virtualization, security, AI, mobility, edge solutions, and much more. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as focusing on overcoming emerging business challenges. Bill enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues around everything that is technology. During the day, Bill is the Director of Technology Solutions at EPAM where he works with AI, machine learning, blockchain solutions, DevOps, cloud, and advanced technologies to help engineer the digital future.

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