Welcome to our seventh Data Center Executive Roundtable, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. In our Second Quarter 2017 roundtable, we will examine four topics: How to eliminate data center downtime like the recent outage at British Airways, how the industry is being affected by robust M&A activity, opportunities for innovation in electrical infrastructure, and how the data center industry can adapt to an increasingly multi-cloud world.
Here’s a look at our distinguished panel:
- Andrew Schaap: Chief Executive Officer of Aligned Energy, which designs and operates highly-efficient multi-tenant data centers.
- Shay Demmons, EVP and General Manager of RunSmart software. Demmons is responsible for running all facets of the software business unit including sales, marketing, product development and customer service.
- Robert McClary, Chief Operating Officer of FORTRUST, a colocation provider headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
- Bob Woolley, Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design at RagingWire Data Centers. Woolley is responsible for the teams that design, develop and engineer RagingWire’s portfolio of data centers.
The conversation is moderated by Rich Miller, the founder and editor of Data Center Frontier. Each day this week we will present a Q&A with these executives on one of our key topics. We begin our discussion by asking our panel to address recent headlines about data center service outages.
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