GreenPages CEO Dupler On Being Technology-Agnostic; AWS And VMware; And Why Customers Want Out Of The Data Center Business

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GreenPages CEO Ron Dupler On Digital Transformation Disruption

GreenPages Technology Solutions CEO Ron Dupler, the driving force behind the national strategic service provider's cloud-first services offensive, spoke with CRN about the company's digital transformation track record, its technology-agnostic strategy, the battle between AWS and Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud on AWS, and why customers want out of the data center business.

Dupler spoke with CRN at the Kittery, Maine-based company's Cloudscape conference – an annual gathering aimed at helping customers drive competitive advantages with cloud technologies. This year's conference with 100-plus IT executive attendees featured a customer panel in which three top IT executives spoke about the real-world scenarios they faced crossing the DevOps public cloud chasm with the help of GreenPages.

Dupler said the disruption of all industries from the digital transformation phenomenon is accelerating, with a focus on application agility. "It is moving through industries of all types right now, including old-line industries like banking, insurance, retail and health care," he said. "The main point is we are leaping into a period where no industry is safe. People are coming in looking at how to leverage these technologies and disrupt industries."

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