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I’ve been researching and covering the Internet Infrastructure Industry for over a decade and there has been a tremendous amount of change. I started as an analyst for 451 Research/Tier1 Research in 2007,  right before the massive recession and rise of cloud computing.

To give you an idea of how different things were: Amazon Web Services was niche. The industry was still trying to define cloud computing. There was no easy way to stream Netflix on a TV, let alone talk of cord-cutting. Venture Capital was being thrown at social networks with reckless abandon (check out Capazoo for my favorite salacious tale of excess).

The biggest takeaway I’ve learned over that decade is simple:

There is opportunity in times of chaos and change. The incumbents play it conservative, making it even easier to disrupt them.

I’d argue that chaos (and therefore opportunity) are at all-time highs right now.

It’s a heated political climate. The media is under fire, and misinformation is the new warfare. Trust in technology companies is at all-time lows following the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy and various ethical lapses at Silicon Valley companies.

There’s also tremendous opportunity: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, 5G, Blockchain and more are set to shake up the technology landscape once again. I believe this is a major turning point comparable to cloud’s halcyon days.

How will this all impact data centers and cloud providers? How will this impact the people working at these data center and cloud providers? How will it impact end users?

Our aim is to be your disruption tour guide. DCT will provide a 100% independent look into all of this and more…but we’re going to be doing things a little differently around here.

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Jason Verge, Editor In Chief

Carlsbad, CA

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