Q&A with Data Center POST’s Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu
Green House Data Vice President of Marketing Wendy Fox recently spoke to Data Center POST about the company’s plans for Data Center World, April 3-6 in Los Angeles. Ms. Fox also shares a striking revelation about aging facilities, and discusses the expansion of Green House Data’s managed offerings and approach to corporate responsibility.
Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell our readers about your company. What do you do and what problems are you attempting to solve?
Green House Data, Wendy Fox (Green House Data-WF) Answer: Green House Data is a cloud hosting, colocation, and hybrid IT provider offering custom IT infrastructure solutions with a high-touch customer support model. Our corporate mission is to deliver high performance, custom technology infrastructure solutions to our customers from the most environmentally, operationally and capitally efficient data centers in the country.
We provide a customer experience that the industry giants simply can’t offer, while supporting green power generation and designing highly energy-efficient data center facilities throughout the United States. We are also a B Corp.
DCP-KX Q: What do you attribute your company’s success to?
Green House Data-WF A: Time and again, our customer success stories feature quotes that indicate our service and support levels are the difference-maker when comparing Green House Data infrastructure services to commodity clouds or wholesalers.
We bring a “can-do” attitude to every customer, meaning we can accommodate different power requirements, help architect a hybrid solution to connect your legacy infrastructure to the cloud, set up disaster recovery to and from different cloud platforms, or connect your virtualized data center to our cloud.
DCP-KX Q: How do you see the data center industry evolving?
Green House Data-WF A: For all the talk of modernization and consolidation, the average age of data centers in the U.S. is 20 years. That puts critical infrastructure on a timeline that doesn’t just predate the iPhone, it pre-dates the BlackBerry.
Still, we are starting to see enterprises make good on the promise of cloud, as many colocation or on-premise environments start shifting to cloud deployments. A key current trend in this shift is cloud interoperability, as multicloud environments become more and more common. Customers don’t want to be taken down if a single provider has an outage, so they’re hedging their bets with multiple providers or availability zones. They also might put one type of workload with one provider and another type with a different provider. All those different environments have to work in concert.
DCP-KX Q: What new developments are on the horizon for your company?
Green House Data-WF A: Green House Data has always offered managed services on top of our infrastructure products, but we are also expanding our managed offerings on a constant basis. We’re working on product development this year to add new managed options and build out more robust offerings for the entire suite.
DCP-KX Q: What would you like to accomplish at Data Center World?
Green House Data-WF A: We’re bringing some of our operations staff so they can investigate the new and interesting technologies that are always on display around Data Center World’s exhibit hall. In addition, we always look forward to connecting and reconnecting with our industry peers.
DCP-KX: Thank you for your time and best of luck at Data Center World.
Readers, if you are interested in learning more about Green House Data, and its cloud hosting, colocation, and hybrid IT services, visit https://www.greenhousedata.com/.