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Attended Florida State University
Lived in Sarasota, FL
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As online video replaces cable TV and cloud services replace software licenses and hardware boxes, the makeup of the internet changes too Read More
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In addition to bulking up its government business, the deal added major managed hosting capabilities and made QTS an international player Read More
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Four successive lighting strikes on data center infrastructure knock cloud storage servers offline Read More
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Jordan's rise to the top was no coincidence -- it was all due to his leadership style, quick mind and pure desire to be the best.
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The data center industry can take pride in the huge innovations it has made in the energy performance of cutting-edge data centers. Only 10 years ago, many people would say that an average of 3kW per rack was the limit to air cooling, and a PUE of 2.5 was common even in state-of-the-art data centers. ...read more
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It is prudent and profitable to manage data center resources, particularly airflow, to meet the business need. (By Mark Seymour of +Future Facilitiesow.ly/QwxZP
The data center industry can take pride in the huge innovations it has made in the energy performance of cutting-edge data centers. Only 10 years ago, many people would say that an average of 3kW per rack was the limit to air cooling, and a PUE of 2.5 was common even in state-of-the-art data centers. ...read more
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How can the data center industry use social media to build business? Three industry veterans share their experiences and best practices.
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DCIM Data Center Infrastructure Management and Cloud Optimization Solutions
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Sales, Business Development and Account Management for Data Center Infrastructure DCIM
Employment
  • Future Facilities
    Sales Manager, 2013 - present
    Future Facilities has pioneered the use of full 3-dimensional simulation techniques in the design and operational management of Data Centers and Mission Critical Facilities. This platform, called the Virtual Facility ©, provides an open Predictive DCIM ® methodology to qualify any engineering and / or operational based decision on Data Center Capacity and Resilience. Future Facilities is a company dedicated to addressing problems faced by modern Data Centers and Mission Critical Facilities. The company’s founders are experts in the design and application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software for the datacenter industry.
  • Extreme Networks
    Named Accounts - Data Center and HPC Solutions, 2012 - 2013
  • Emerson Electric Company
    Major Accounts Manager - DCIM Data Center Infrastructure Mgmt. and Cloud Optimization Solutions, 2011 - 2012
  • Avocent
    Regional Sales Manager - DCIM Data Center Infrastructure Mgmt. and Cloud Optimization Solutions, 2011 - 2012
  • Paramount Pictures
    Senior Assistant to Executive Vice President, 1999 - 2000
  • Storybay
    Director of Sales and Marketing, 2000 - 2002
  • Affinity Investments
    Director of Sales, 2002 - 2006
  • Rackwise
    North America and Worldwide Enterprise Sales - Business Development, 2006 - 2008
  • GDCM - Nlyte
    Regional Sales Manager - Enterprise Sales - Business Development, 2008 - 2009
  • Modius
    North America and Worldwide Enterprise Sales - Business Development - Social Media, 2009 - 2011
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Robert is a dedicated team player with enterprising abilities and always provides the proper solutions that his clients need to protect their investment within the Mission Critical Data Center Facility. Future Facilities has pioneered the use of 3D simulation techniques for design, assessment and operations of Data Centers and Mission Critical Facilities.  This platform, called the Virtual Facility, provides Engineering Simulation to qualify any engineering and / or operational based decision on Data Center Infrastructure for Availability Capacity and Efficiency (ACE). Future Facilities is a company dedicated to addressing problems faced by modern Data Centers and Mission Critical Facilities. The company’s founders are experts in the design/application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), DCIM and software for the datacenter industry.
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SDDC - Software Defined Data Center IRP - Infrastructure Resource Planning SDN - Software Defined Networking EAM - Enterprise Asset Management DCNM - DataCenter Network Management DCIM - DataCenter Infrastructure Management DCM - DataCenter Management DCAM - DataCenter Asset Management DCOM - DataCenter Operations Management DCEM - DataCenter Energy Management DCFM - DataCenter Facilities Management DCPI - DataCenter Physical Infrastructure DCPM - DataCenter Performance Monitoring & Management DCSM - DataCenter Service Management CPIM - Converged Physical Infrastructure Management CLCS - Closed Loop Control System BSM - Business Service Management ITSM - IT Service Management ITAM - IT Asset Management ITIM - IT Infrastructure Management RIM - Remote Infrastructure Management DCEM - DataCenter Enterprise Management DCPM - DataCenter Predictive Modeling DCLM - DataCenter Lifecycle Management
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  • Florida State University
  • The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
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