Video: Chris Crosby on the Past, Present & Future of Data Centers

June 29, 2018
Data Center Video: David Liggitt from datacenterHawk interviews Chris Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters and an industry veteran with Nortel, CoreSite and Digital Realty.

As we’ve recently noted, online video is surging in usage and popularity, and that includes video for data center professionals. One of the most informative offerings is HawkTalk, a series of video interviews conducted by David Liggitt, the founder and president of datacenterHawk, which offers market research for the industry.

A good example is the recent HawkTalk with Chris Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters and an industry veteran who was in on the ground floor of the data center boom in working with Nortel, CoreSite, Digital Realty and now Compass. Crosby offers some fascinating history, as well as talking about Compass’ growing focus on edge computing and gearing up for a range of form factors and destinations. Enjoy!

About the Author

Rich Miller

I write about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. I founded Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry's leading news site. Now I'm exploring the future of cloud computing at Data Center Frontier.

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