Q&A with Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu
Ryan Oro is the Senior Vice President of EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, a U.S.-based provider of highly scalable, cloud-connected data center solutions to the world’s most demanding customers. Ryan is an experienced business leader with a unique focus on creating and managing strategic plans to drive long-term growth and value in the real estate and technology sectors.
Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ryan and discuss the impact that Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is having on the industry, how Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the data center can help customers, and his company’s attendance at International Telecoms Week 2018, taking place May 6-9 in Chicago.
Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: How important is Software-Defined Networking for the industry and what is your company doing to implement and deploy this technology capability?
EdgeCore, Ryan Oro (EdgeCore-RO) Answer: Software-Defined Networking plays a critical role in enabling enterprises to simply and rapidly access an ecosystem of cloud services. Our company is working directly with leading Software-Defined Networking providers to offer low-latency access to leading public clouds across our national platform.
DCP-KX Q: Are you seeing Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning deployed or planning to deploy in your business, and how?
EdgeCore-RO A: We are starting to see the use of Artificial Intelligence in the data center. AI will provide our company data that we can use to proactively access risk components across the physical layer in the data center. This data should ultimately result in increased uptime to businesses that rely on our services for their mission-critical operations.
DCP-KX Q: Why is ITW such an important industry event for your company?
EdgeCore-RO A: We are excited to be a part of ITW because it offers EdgeCore a global stage to introduce our brand to the business leaders at the forefront of the industry.
DCP-KX Q: Thank you for sharing your insights with us today.