500,000 square feet of datacenters: Not just stacks of servers, but an ecosystem
Peter Stevenson, CEO of Latisys in studio with John Gilroy at Federal News Radio WFED 1500AM

Peter Stevenson, CEO of Latisys in studio with John Gilroy at Federal News Radio WFED 1500AM

WFED 1500AM Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy Welcomes Peter Stevenson, CEO at Latisys

Just recently,John Gilroy interviewed Peter Stevenson, CEO of Latisys – a leading provider of managed services and cloud hosting.  You can listen to the full interview here.

A typical data center is 10,000 square feet. Latisys has six facilities totaling over 500,000 square feet of capacity. That is the functional equivalent of eight football fields!

Running a data center with hosted services is much more than merely providing a connection and a server. You can sum up the hour long interview with these three key elements in providing data center services:

  • Ability to scale as needs change
  • Ability to truly understand what the customer is trying to accomplish
  • Ability to tailor a special solution
  • Peter Stevenson stated, “Many potential customers start with a physical tour to see perimeters, outside of the building, how power is distributed, and how we do maintenance, procedures, timing, and security.”

Latisys customers want to know that their facilities are in compliance with best practices in the hosting environment industry. In addition to complying with federal mandates like FedRAMP and FISMA, they must also comply with standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SSAE 16 audits their facilities to ensure compliance with SOC2 and SOC3.

If you are interested in learning more about datacenters, please read this ARMATURE case study on managed services or visit our hosting overview.

John Gilroy hosts a weekly radio show on Federal News Radio, appears regularly as “The Computer Guy” on WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Further information about John and his thought-provoking comments on the technology industry can be found at John’s blog.