Chief Technical Officer, Don MacNeil, to Speak on the Future of Multi-Tenant Colocation and Cloud Services Within Modern Facilities

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – September 19, 2016 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technical officer, Don MacNeil, will participate on a panel at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Colo + Cloud, the data center service provider transformation conference.  The event takes place September 27, 2016 at the Intercontinental® Dallas hotel.

On Tuesday, September 27, at 4:40 p.m., Mr. MacNeil will join David Schirmacher, President of 7×24 International, Grant Kirkwood, CTO and Founder of Unitas Global, and Jessica Carrol, Institute Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation for the panel presentation, “10 really big ideas! Forecasting the multi-tenant colo and cloud services data center for 2025.”  As part of the event’s Servers + Storage educational track, this session will explore major trends observed throughout the hosting industry, specifically focusing on the evolution of multi-tenant colo and cloud services within modern facilities.

The colo and cloud services industry is quickly evolving as advanced design and technology trends continue to emerge throughout the data center ecosystem.  During this session, panelists will examine how today’s network and IT systems are paving the way for the truly software-defined, open-source, data driven and autonomous data center.  In addition, in order to educate today’s data center investors and developers on how to plan for what lies ahead, participants will discuss their predictions about impending breakthroughs in energy and thermal technology that will impact future facility design.

“At EdgeConneX, we take every opportunity available to analyze the state of the hosting industry from the perspective of both data center developers and operators as well as end-users,” comments Mr. MacNeil.  “A key factor to remaining relevant within the data center industry is the ability to not only understand today’s critical technology trends, but to anticipate how they will progress and mature to production level.  I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience with participants at DCD Colo + Cloud to help them understand how to enhance the design and operation of their facilities today and into the future.”

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.

DCD Colo + Cloud converges senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of this evolving industry sector. Featuring more than 40 hours of expert panels, keynote presentations, interactive workshops, roundtables and an exposition hall, DCD Colo + Cloud provides a global platform for professionals to explore critical industry trends including the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, big data and cloud computing.

To schedule a meeting with the EdgeConneX team at DCD Colo + Cloud, please email

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