Phill Lawson-Shanks to Participate on Two Panels Exploring the Impact of Edge Data Centers

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – June 7, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global Edge Data Center® solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will speak at Datacloud Europe 2016. This annual event will take place June 8-9, 2016 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

On Tuesday, June 8 at 11:55 in the Datacloud Theatre, Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join executives from Midfin Systems, Etix Everywhere and KBC on the panel session, “Data Centers Fit for Purpose: Edge Data Centers – Growth, Impact, Prospects.” During this panel, Lawson-Shanks and his industry colleagues will explore how data centers that are purpose-built and strategically located nearest to end-users’ points of access reduce network latency and optimize performance to enable businesses to deliver digital content, cloud and applications to end-users as efficiently as possible.

Following this presentation, at 15:35 in the Central Theater, Mr. Lawson-Shanks, alongside executives from Schneider Electric, Interxion France, Green Mountain Data Centre and BroadGroup, will appear on the panel “Data Center in the Cloud at the Edge.”  Among other topics, panelists will examine how the ideal solution for enterprises moving to the edge is a hybrid environment whereby they can have proximity between their data center environment and that of the cloud.

“Content, cloud and IoT solution providers and integrators continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. As we witness the exponential demand for these services across the globe, the purpose-built, proximity-based data center plays a critical role in ensuring that the applications, workloads and data sets are as close as possible to the customers who are using and accessing them,” explains Lawson-Shanks.  “I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and insight with attendees at Datacloud Europe in an effort to educate others, to collaborate with industry peers and to discuss advancement our industry.”

In its twelfth year, Datacloud Europe 2016 will converge over 2000 attendees, including executives from leading infrastructure and connectivity companies, cloud and data center providers, enterprises, investors, and government agencies.  The event will provide educational sessions, networking opportunities, and product and services exhibitions to highlight the critical ecosystem of cloud connectivity, fiber networks and data centers as the utilities to the world’s businesses.

EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers® and wireless solutions to enable the fastest delivery of content to consumers.  EdgeConneX has created a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery, with improved quality of service.

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