Originally posted to Data Center POST

Phillip Koblence is COO and Co-Founder of NYI, a trusted global infrastructure partner, a provider of flexible hybrid IT solutions across cloud, colocation and bare metal, and a member of the Independent Data Center Alliance (IND-DCA). Since Phillip helped start the company in 1996, he has been expertly navigating the shifting infrastructure landscape, growing the company from a single data center in Lower Manhattan into a robust network with executional capabilities in key national and international markets. Leveraging more than twenty years of leadership experience, he has guided and positioned NYI as a leader in hybrid infrastructure solutions and built lasting relationships with clients. As a member of the IND-DCA, a consortium of independent data center operators engaged in joint go-to-market initiatives, NYI leverages its core competencies in comprehensive, high-touch hybrid IT and edge solutions to more effectively meet growing global demand for next-generation connectivity. 

We recently caught up with Phillip to discuss shifting trends in the market, how NYI is adapting to keep pace and beyond. 

Data Center POST, Anne Whealdon (DCP-AW) Question: What trends are you seeing in the data center space?

NYI, Phillip Koblence (NYI-PK) Answer: We’re seeing two major trends. One is the rise of edge computing and a growing demand for fast connectivity that is being driven by digital transformation, the rise of IoT, AI and other low-latency requirements. The second trend is a migration to hybrid infrastructure, with companies looking for cost and performance efficiencies through the deployment of a blend of public cloud, private cloud, colocation, professional and managed services to meet the needs of various workloads. Today’s data center providers therefore need to provide far more than a physical facility, they need to facilitate a holistic IT solution by recommending and deploying the right elements so that companies can achieve an efficient and scalable overall infrastructure.

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