August 16, 2023

Switch Exascale Data Center Ecosystems with 100% Uptime on Clean Energy | VMware Explore 2023

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In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our VMware Explore US 2023 coverage, we speak with Missy Young, Chief Information Officer at Switch, the exascale technology infrastructure company.

Watch this video Q&A as we explore and find out more about Switch.  The company is an independent leader in exascale data center ecosystems, edge data center designs, industry-leading telecommunications solutions, and next-generation technology innovation. And during the conversation, Young explores how her company is building some of the most powerful data centers in the world, all of which are running 100% on clean energy. And another fascinating area is that Switch is offering the world's largest telecom cooperative that all of their clients are a member of, helping them to save money in numerous ways.

Young also explores how Switch has been partnering with VMware for many years and what that partnership looks like. And provides a deeper dive into what Switch is offering their customers, from an impressive 100% uptime within sustainable and green data center environments in safe locations, to saving money for their clients and partners on the data center space as well as their telecom cooperative, especially giving small to medium sized clients increased buying power they probably wouldn't be able to have on their own without having the cooperative standing behind them, which is transformative for those businesses.

With projected growth and demand coming from AI down the line, it is time for companies to think about and plan for that growth and how they are going close their corporate data centers and figure out what are they going to run in the cloud, what are they going to run in a co-location facility, and how are they going to connect it and connect it intelligently at a good cost.

Jump straight in:
0:00 - Intro
0:18 - Welcome to Missy Young, Chief Information Officer at Switch
0:42 - Background on Switch
1:48 - How does Switch partner with VMware?
3:07 - What problems does Switch solve for VMware users?
6:14 - Providing a deeper look into Switch and providing up time for clients
8:19 - What makes Switch unique and differentiated in the market?
10:56 - Switch is under construction in 5 different markets to handle growing demand from AI
11:46 - What themes and trends in 2024 is Switch tracking?
13:44 - Demo discussion and wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 





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