Originally posted on NEDAS Live!

In a world where bytes of data reign supreme and digital infrastructure serves as the backbone of modern society, the role of data centers has never been more critical. In this captivating NEDAS Live! Podcast episode, host Ilissa Miller had the opportunity to sit down with Bob DeSantis, the CEO of 365 Data Centers, to dive into the intricacies of the data center industry and 365 Data Centers’ impressive growth, strategic initiatives, and future direction.

The journey of 365 Data Centers is nothing short of remarkable. What began as a modest platform with eight standalone data centers has since blossomed into a formidable network-centric colocation business boasting 20 interconnected facilities across the United States. DeSantis’ leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in guiding the company through this evolution, propelling it to the forefront of the digital infrastructure landscape.

One of the key themes that emerged from the conversation was the transformative power of strategic acquisitions. DeSantis shared insights into how the acquisition of colocation and network assets from Sungard catalyzed 365 Data Centers’ exponential growth, effectively doubling the company’s size and bolstering its market position.

However, what truly sets 365 Data Centers apart is its unwavering commitment to customer-centric solutions. DeSantis emphasized the importance of understanding and anticipating the evolving needs of customers, offering a suite of services — from managed services to cloud on-ramps — that are tailored to meet their unique requirements. In an era where customer experience reigns supreme, this customer-centric approach has become a cornerstone of the company’s success.

As we look to the future, Bob DeSantis is keenly aware of the seismic shifts reshaping the digital landscape. The proliferation of AI technologies, in particular, presents both challenges and opportunities for data centers. DeSantis highlighted the importance of staying ahead of the curve, investing in higher density infrastructure and robust network connectivity to meet the growing demands of AI applications.

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