datacenterHawk and the business of building data centers

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We have a special episode of Kernel of Truth! In this episode we speak with David Liggitt, the founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. datacenterHawk is a leading provider of information on the top Internet exchanges, cloud computing providers, carrier hotels, and colocation facilities. Today’s episode we speak to David about the business of building data centers, the trends we’re seeing the geographic placement of data centers, and we extend the conversation to talk about the economics influencing the data center diaspora.

Guest Bios

David Liggitt: David is the Founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. He has been active in the data center industry since 2007. Before becoming an entrepreneur, David managed data center transactions for Fortune 500 companies with a global commercial real estate company. He is passionate about helping industry professionals make well-informed decisions. David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and currently lives in Dallas with his wife and two boys.

Roopa Prabhu: Roopa is an engineering leader and architect at NVIDIA. She and her team work on all things Linux kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, Routing, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels and E-VPN data plane. She is involved in several Open networking communities – Linux kernel networking, Open Compute Foundation, netdevconf and the DENT project. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, High Performance Computing, Ethernet NIC drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.

Rama Darbha: Rama is the Director of Solutions Architecture at NVIDIA. He and his team help drive adoption of modern networking solutions. Starting with architectures and protocols, then moving to application integrations and finishing with ecosystem integrations, Rama and his team of networking solutions architects try to help customers solve the most complex of infrastructure problems. You can find him on Twitter at @Radar_Bot.

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