Deploying at speed: meeting growing colocation and edge infrastructure demand

The latest data from 451 Research indicates a 7% CAGR in data center square footage through to 2020, with global growth continuing unabated. With 5G on the horizon, IOT and a huge volume and velocity of content, there is a significant burden on network infrastructure. To keep up with this demand is a huge challenge, requiring a rapid build out of capacity at speed and at scale.

In an increasingly competitive colocation and edge deployment market, speed, reliability and efficiency will win the day. As the move towards colocation-as-a-service and an interconnected edge accelerates, prefabricated and modular solutions will play a crucial supporting role, with operational data centers delivered in around 20-30% of the time as a traditional greenfield build.

Normalizing these foundational building-bricks to meet demand and create interconnected infrastructure, allows businesses to focus on creating additional value to clients.

Tune into this DCD>Debate to understand:
  • The flexibility and scale that prefab/modular allows for to meet long-term demand changes
  • The revenue generating benefits of modular solutions
  • How to de-risk project management and deploy at speed
  • How utilising standardised solutions can help create a winning proposition

Speaker Panel

Join our expert panel on this live debate!


Phillip Marangella

Chief Marketing Officer


Phillip has over 20 years of international marketing, strategy, and business development experience working in the Data Center, Telecom and Technology sectors for leading service providers. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phillip most recently worked for Equinix in various capacities in both marketing and business development. In addition, Phillip had stints at Coresite, Verizon, MCI, Nortel and Globalstar. Phillip was also a partner and founder of a tech consulting firm focused on international technology transfer and venture funding of university developed technology.

Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX, Phillip is focused on developing, evangelizing and executing the marketing strategy and ecosystem development for the company. Phillip also serves on the advisory boards for Apomaya and Infrastructure Masons.
Phillip holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of California San Diego, and a Masters in Multinational Commerce from Boston University.
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Matthew Weil

Director, Offering Management

Vertiv Global Solutions

Responsibility for global product management and product marketing activities for modular data center and critical facility solutions. Includes setting technology building block strategy and development roadmap, coordinating market launch planning, and leveraging core Vertiv technologies to create competitive differentiation.

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Dan Loosemore


DataCenter Dynamics 

Dan has been CMO at DCD since 2018, having previously launched and sold 2 B2B publishing businesses in other industries. He is a passionate advocate of knowledge sharing and community building and regularly chairs webinars to help dissemenate new information to our global subscribers.