InterGlobix Magazine | Volume 2 Issue 1 | 2020

Our fifth edition Cover Story is an exclusive on Data Gravity, an emerging megatrend with Digital Realty’s Tony Bishop and Dave McCrory. Also read insights from AWS, NVIDIA, Zenlayer, Yellowbrick and 451 Research. Our Feature Story is 2020 sequel to Women in Leadership.

  • 451 RESEARCH INSIGHTS

    In Conversation with Eric Hanselman, Principal Research Analyst, 451 Research

    Eric Hanselman, Principal Research Analyst at 451 Research, which is a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, explains why better access to data is critical for enterprises and how a better understanding of data gravity can help them extract value.

  • YELLOWBRICK DATA

    In Conversation with Mark Cusack, CTO, Yellowbrick Data

    Yellowbrick and Digital Realty bring a modern data warehouse through hybrid-IT to centers of data exchange with Data Hub featuring Yellowbrick Data Warehouse. Leveraging PlatformDIGITAL®, Yellowbrick offers an integrated hosted data warehouse solution offered as a service to its customers, accelerating their cloud-adoption strategies.

  • ZENLAYER

    In Conversation with Lawrence Lee, VP, Partnerships and Alliances, Zenlayer

    Zenlayer and Digital Realty are working together to deliver Digital Realty Network Hub featuring Zenlayer Edge Cloud Services. Zenlayer’s complete edge network approach helps enterprises harness the value of PlatformDIGITAL® in Digital Realty data centers.

  • NVIDIA

    In Conversation with Tony Paikeday, Senior Director, AI Systems, NVIDIA

    Digital Realty recently announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and Core Scientific to deploy the industry’s first Data Hub featuring NVIDIA DGX A100 systems at the Interxion Digital Docklands Campus in London. With access to a new AI-ready infrastructure solution, businesses can rapidly deploy AI models in close proximity to their data sets globally, opening up a new artificial intelligence platform-as-aservice (AI PaaS) solution developed specifically for data science teams.

  • AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)

    In Conversation with Joshua Burgin, General Manager, AWS Outposts

    Digital Realty launched Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts to remove data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy AWS infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL®. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs and tools to the data center, colocation space, or on premise facility for a consistent hybrid experience.

  • DAVE MCCRORY

    VP, Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics, Digital Realty

    Dave McCrory ran a data strategy and consulting business before he joined Digital Realty. Over the last 25 years, McCrory led teams at GE Digital, Basho Technologies, Warner Music Group and others. He also co-founded Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Quest Software). McCrory holds more than nine technology patents in virtualization, cloud and systems management and created the concept of data gravity.

  • TONY BISHOP

    SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing, Digital Realty

    As the global head of platform, growth and marketing at Digital Realty, Tony Bishop focuses on building and growing the leading global data center platform to best address data gravity and digital transformations for the company’s enterprise, service provider and hyperscale customers. Prior to Digital Realty, Bishop worked in senior leadership positions at Equinix, 451 Research and Morgan Stanley. He is a 2nd Degree Fellow at Infrastructure Masons and the author of “Next Generation Data Centers in Financial Services: Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings”.

TONY BISHOP

SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing, Digital Realty


As the global head of platform, growth and marketing at Digital Realty, Tony Bishop focuses on building and growing the leading global data center platform to best address data gravity and digital transformations for the company’s enterprise, service provider and hyperscale customers. Prior to Digital Realty, Bishop worked in senior leadership positions at Equinix, 451 Research and Morgan Stanley. He is a 2nd Degree Fellow at Infrastructure Masons and the author of “Next Generation Data Centers in Financial Services: Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings”.

DAVE MCCRORY


VP, Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics, Digital Realty

Dave McCrory ran a data strategy and consulting business before he joined Digital Realty. Over the last 25 years, McCrory led teams at GE Digital, Basho Technologies, Warner Music Group and others. He also co-founded Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Quest Software). McCrory holds more than nine technology patents in virtualization, cloud and systems management and created the concept of data gravity.

AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)

In Conversation with Joshua Burgin, General Manager, AWS Outposts


Digital Realty launched Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts to remove data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy AWS infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL®. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs and tools to the data center, colocation space, or on premise facility for a consistent hybrid experience.

NVIDIA

In Conversation with Paikeday, Senior Director, AI Systems, NVIDIA


Digital Realty recently announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and Core Scientific to deploy the industry’s first Data Hub featuring NVIDIA DGX A100 systems at the Interxion Digital Docklands Campus in London. With access to a new AI-ready infrastructure solution, businesses can rapidly deploy AI models in close proximity to their data sets globally, opening up a new artificial intelligence platform-as-aservice (AI PaaS) solution developed specifically for data science teams.

ZENLAYER

In Conversation with Lawrence Lee, VP, Partnerships and Alliances, Zenlayer


Zenlayer and Digital Realty are working together to deliver Digital Realty Network Hub featuring Zenlayer Edge Cloud Services. Zenlayer’s complete edge network approach helps enterprises harness the value of PlatformDIGITAL® in Digital Realty data centers.

YELLOWBRICK DATA

In Conversation with Mark Cusack, CTO, Yellowbrick Data


Yellowbrick and Digital Realty bring a modern data warehouse through hybrid-IT to centers of data exchange with Data Hub featuring Yellowbrick Data Warehouse. Leveraging PlatformDIGITAL®, Yellowbrick offers an integrated hosted data warehouse solution offered as a service to its customers, accelerating their cloud-adoption strategies.

451 RESEARCH INSIGHTS

In Conversation with Eric Hanselman, Principal Research Analyst, 451 Research

Eric Hanselman, Principal Research Analyst at 451 Research, which is a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, explains why better access to data is critical for enterprises and how a better understanding of data gravity can help them extract value.

  • Sonal A. Patel

    Vice President, Global Marketing, Verizon Partner Solution

    Sonal A. Patel leads marketing for Verizon Partner Solutions and is responsible for developing the winning strategy and vision for the global wholesale business unit, and management of Verizon Wholesale’s product portfolio to drive revenue growth, gain market share and also inspire thought leadership through the development of key partnerships, targeting new customer segments and launching new products and

  • Shalini Sharma

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Vantage Data Centers

    Shalini Sharma is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, at Vantage Data Centers. She is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of international corporate legal experience and 15 years of experience in global financial technology. Sharma’s passions include

  • Patty Sewell

    Chief Financial Officer, Sabey Corporation & Sabey Data Centers

    With more than 35 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting and administrative management, Patty Sewell is the CFO of Sabey. In her current role, Sewell is a multi-functional member of Sabey’s Executive Leadership Team responsible for setting the Company’s financial strategy to support its long

  • Ivonne Valdes

    Vice president, Global Sales Cloud & Service Provider Segment, Schneider Electric

    Ivonne Valdes is a Transformational Global sales leader with more than 30 years of expertise in Mission Critical Datacenter, Enterprise and Cloud. Her drive to keep learning helps her

  • Shelagh Montgomery

    Executive Vice President Strategic Client Management, QTS Data Centers

    Shelagh Montgomery is a 25-year sales veteran of the Internet and data centers industries. She is a founder and executive sponsor of QTS’ Women Inspiring Leadership Group and was recently recognized for her efforts by Women In

  • Alexandra Schless

    Chief Executive Officer, NorthC Datacenters

    Alexandra Schless has a long and distinguished track record in the datacenter industry. In the past two decades, she transformed a start-up business into a market leader and as a Vice President she led international sales teams. She is now CEO of NorthC Datacenters where she focuses on growing the business, while doing so in a

  • Maile Kaiser

    Senior Vice President, Sales, Coresite

    As CoreSite’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Kaiser is responsible for overseeing revenue growth, managing daily operations for the company’s national sales organization and contributing to strategic planning. She has over 20 years of direct sales and management experience in the data center, network communications, software and managed services

  • Nancy Novak

    Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters

    Nancy Novak is the Chief Innovation Officer of Compass Datacenters, which builds data centers for leading technology companies around the world. She has more than 25 years of construction experience and has overseen the delivery of over $3.5 billion in projects. Novak is also a passionate advocate for issues related to the advancement of women in

Nancy Novak


Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters

Nancy Novak is the Chief Innovation Officer of Compass Datacenters, which builds data centers for leading technology companies around the world. She has more than 25 years of construction experience and has overseen the delivery of over $3.5 billion in projects. Novak is also a passionate advocate for issues related to the advancement of women in

Maile Kaiser


Senior Vice President, Sales, Coresite

As CoreSite’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Kaiser is responsible for overseeing revenue growth, managing daily operations for the company’s national sales organization and contributing to strategic planning. She has over 20 years of direct sales and management experience in the data center, network communications, software and managed services

Alexandra Schless


Chief Executive Officer, NorthC Datacenters

Alexandra Schless has a long and distinguished track record in the datacenter industry. In the past two decades, she transformed a start-up business into a market leader and as a Vice President she led international sales teams. She is now CEO of NorthC Datacenters where she focuses on growing the business, while doing so in a

Shelagh Montgomery


Executive Vice President Strategic Client Management, QTS Data Centers

Shelagh Montgomery is a 25-year sales veteran of the Internet and data centers industries. She is a founder and executive sponsor of QTS’ Women Inspiring Leadership Group and was recently recognized for her efforts by Women In

Ivonne Valdes


Vice president, Global Sales Cloud & Service Provider Segment, Schneider Electric

Ivonne Valdes is a Transformational Global sales leader with more than 30 years of expertise in Mission Critical Datacenter, Enterprise and Cloud. Her drive to keep learning helps her

Patty Sewell


Chief Financial Officer, Sabey Corporation & Sabey Data Centers

With more than 35 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting and administrative management, Patty Sewell is the CFO of Sabey. In her current role, Sewell is a multi-functional member of Sabey’s Executive Leadership Team responsible for setting the Company’s financial strategy to support its long

Shalini Sharma

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Vantage Data Centers


Shalini Sharma is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, at Vantage Data Centers. She is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of international corporate legal experience and 15 years of experience in global financial technology. Sharma’s passions include

Sonal A. Patel

Vice President, Global Marketing, Verizon Partner Solution


Sonal A. Patel leads marketing for Verizon Partner Solutions and is responsible for developing the winning strategy and vision for the global wholesale business unit, and management of Verizon Wholesale’s product portfolio to drive revenue growth, gain market share and also inspire thought leadership through the development of key partnerships, targeting new customer segments and launching new products and