Originally posted to Data Center POST

Data Center POST Interview with Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief innovation officer of EdgeConneX®

Q&A with Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu

EdgeConneX chief innovation officer Phill Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading data center and network solutions in both the UK and the U.S. for more than 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore where he responsible for data center build-out and network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and consolidation of thousands of clients and infrastructure. Phill’s team also designed and deployed the world’s largest VMware-based public cloud. A true innovator, he holds eight active technology patents, including four in the U.S. and four in Europe.

Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Phill and discuss what new developments we can expect from EdgeConneX this year, the emerging technologies he predicts will shape the future of the industry, and his company’s attendance at International Telecoms Week 2018, taking place May 6-9 in Chicago.

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