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Vincent in't Veld's presentation from Cloud Expo 2012

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  • Eric Linask, TMC
    Eric Linask of TMC, I’m here at Cloud Expo in New York at the Jacob Javits Centre, Vincent I just had a chat with JF, talked a little bit about the whole idea of having this Data Centre alliance talk to me a little more specifically about some of the specific things that customers are coming to you for.
  • Vincent in’t Veld, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Interxion
    Well we have a variety of customers which range from carrier and ISP’s who use our data centres to basically interconnect their customers and provide connectivity services to their customers, because of all of those, all those carrier capabilities being inside our data centre that has historically attracted a lot of the application and content providers who want to distribute their applications and content to the end users. So see look at our data centres as almost the main junctions on the internet highway, on the connectivity highway, so these providers are so bandwidth and data intensive they want to sit on the main junctions and find all of the carrier capabilities they need to distribute those applications and content.
  • Eric Linask
    Now what are the, some of the new innovations that you’re bringing to your customers with regards to development phases?
  • Vincent in’t Veld
    Well that’s a good question, I mean at the end of the day we are a data centre provider and we earn our money by providing high quality and reliable data centre infrastructures, however we see it as a role as a facilitator and an enabler of what we call the communities of interest in our data centre. If you would lift the roof of our data centre then you would actually see that all these companies in our data centre are there for a purpose, they’re there to meet their suppliers to meet their customers, they’re ever gaining data, processing data and distributing data, so we’ve got a couple of tools where we help this community of interest to create basically stickiness inside our data centre, and one of the tools we have launched here actually is a cloud test lab to get a way the company called Eucalyptus, Atrato IP, which is a big IP network carrier provider and also we’re a part of Core science and Arista networks. So with these companies we’ve created this proof of concept environments, where the latest cloud services technologies of Eucalyptus can be tested free of charge so enterprises or system integrators which are looking to deploy cloud related services and test those, they can do that free of charge from our data centre.
  • Eric Linask
    Now these enterprises that are already customers of yours? 
  • Vincent in’t Veld
    No this is open to anyone the angle for us quite honestly is of course that once they’ve tested that environment successfully they could replicate it their own reference architecture inside our data centre, so for us it’s a way to enable your existing community but also attract new customers to our data centre who’re looking to explore and build services into the cloud.  
  • Eric Linask
    Is there any risk to you in the fear that folks might come, test some of those services, and then not stay with you?
  • Vincent in’t Veld
    I don’t have fear in that; I mean the largest uptake will probably come from our own customer base which we’d like to help explore these new technologies and grow inside our data centre, but yeah, we stand that risk but I don’t see it as a risk.
  • Eric Linask
    Are there any particular kinds or types of services and applications that are very popular right now?
  • Vincent in’t Veld
    Well what we see and what’s a big topic I think at this show is well, is the buzzword Big Data, how do you manage and how do you store all that growth in data one of the key numbers I heard was 90% of today’s data which is stored was only basically generated in the last 2 years and if you extrapolate that a bit further into the future, then, somewhere there needs to be the right infrastructure and he right processing capability to do something useful with that information, so aggregating that, being able to process that, and then send that as useful information to you or I as a consumer and give us the right offer for the things we want, that’s the type of intelligence we see now being built and that’s an application which we’ll have to find a location and a place to reside, and we think it’s our data centre
  • Eric Linask
    Excellent, Vincent, thank you.
  • Vincent in’t Veld
    Thank you.
  • Eric Linask
    Eric Linask from TMC here at the Javits centre at Cloud Expo, follow my chat with Vincent, with J.F and with everybody else here at Cloud Expo on my twitter feed, (@eLinask)