Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Present at OFC in Anaheim, California

EdgeConneXEdgeConneX®, specializing in global 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 on a panel at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC).  The event takes place March 20-24, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

On Wednesday, March 23 at 3:30 PM, Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join executives from BTI Systems, Equinix, Allied Fiber, NTT America and SUPERNAP on the panel titled, “The Global Colocation Market – Are Worlds Colliding?”  The panel will explore the growth of the global colocation market and new options within the colocation data center, as well as the emerging technologies and customers driving them.  Panelists will also discuss the evolution of colocation to include two types of providers: carrier-neutral colos offering space and power, and service providers offering solutions like Cloud connectivity and Cloud exchanges.

“Tenancy is no longer exclusive to traditional enterprise buyers, as content providers and CDNs enter colocation sites in more metro locations,” explains Mr. Lawson-Shanks.  “The modern colocation data center has evolved into an amalgamation of enterprise, content and CDN tenants, driving the site to offer both traditional space and power as well as new service options to meet the needs of these buyers and sellers.”

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 end-users.  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 an improved quality of service.

For over 40 years, OFC has brought together industry professionals from around the world, providing a platform for teaching, learning and connection opportunities.  The largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals, OFC attracts community thought-leaders, and offers key networking and partnering opportunities alongside insight and inspiration regarding current major trends and technology advancements.

To request a meeting with EdgeConneX’s chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, at OFC, email  For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit or email

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About EdgeConneX®  

EdgeConneX® is a global data center provider specializing in infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, cloud, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners.  EdgeConneX has created a new Edge for traditional networks, offering superior performance and economics.  Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user.  For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at

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