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Ron Vokoun
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Interesting concept from Microsoft! Great read by +Rich Miller! #datacenter #cloud
Microsoft has built and deployed a submarine data center, running servers on the ocean floor for three months in a submersible container.
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To sell or not to sell, that is the question Verizon is pondering about their #datacenters.
The company is not sure whether it wants to offload nearly 50 facilities
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Another strong commitment to #renewable #energy by Switch! #datacenter
Switch executives said they have begun working with Consumers Energy to develop a comprehensive plan to power the facility with renewable energy.
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Good read by +Rich Miller on #Google's continued #datacenter expansion into the southeastern U.S.
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Good read by Doug Adams of +RagingWire Data Centers
In this week's Voices of the Industry Douglas Adams, Acting President at Ragingwire, provides his views on the secondary markets, and how in the data center colocation industry – top markets matter.
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Switch is on the move again with a mega #datacenter in Thailand.
Vegas-based provider partners with Thailand government, banks on its first data center build in Asia Read More
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Good article from +Rich Miller on Dublin's building reputation as a #datacenter hub for Europe.
Facebook's new data center in Clonee, Ireland reinforces Dublin's status as a mecca for free cooling and Europe's leading hub for hyperscale data centers.
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+Qts Data Centers has gone through massive growth over the past few years. Can they keep it up? #datacenter
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Good read by +David Chernicoff on what's behind #datacenter operators' announcements of using #renewable #energy.
Data centers are meeting their green energy goals and paying to have new renewable energy supplies delivered into the grid - through RECs and PPAs
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Tierpoint continues its' acquisition spree by picking up Cosentry. Who is next? #datacenter
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Good read from +Rich Miller of #DataCenter Frontier on the lights out data center concept and how EdgeConneX is doing it.
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H5 enters #Phoenix #datacenter market with acquisition of NextFort. The NextFort design is very quirky, which is why it wasn't leasing well. Not sure if leaving it as-is will yield different results for H5 than it did for NextFort. Doing the same thing and expecting different results?
H5 Data Centers is entering the Phoenix market with its acquisition of NextFort, which operates a 130,000 square foot data center in Chandler, Arizona.
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Director, Mission Critical Design at RK Mechanical
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Data Center Construction, Prefabrication, Lean Construction, Mission Critical, Energy Efficiency, Thought Leadership, Sustainability
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  • RK Mechanical
    Director, Mission Critical Design, 2015 - present
    Lead programming and design efforts aimed at helping the customer obtain the optimum scalable prefabricated data center solution. Focused on energy efficiency, water consciousness, sustainability, and Total Cost of Ownership as they apply to data centers.
  • JE Dunn Construction
    Mission Critical Market Leader - Western Region, 2013 - 2015
  • Gray Construction
    Director, Mission Critical, 2012 - 2013
  • Mortenson Construction
    Construction Executive, 2001 - 2012
  • Aerie Networks
    Senior Director, Facilities Construction, 2000 - 2001
  • Qwest Communications
    Director, Facilities Construction, 1996 - 2000
  • MFS Network Technologies
    Project Engineer, 1992 - 1996
  • Martin K. Eby Construction
    Field Engineer, 1991 - 1992
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Over 27 years in the construction industry with focus on constructing scalable, prefabricated, highly efficient and sustainable data centers. Director of Mission Critical Design at RK Mechanical.
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I've been in the construction industry for over 27 years and lived in many places.  Heavy experience in data centers and other mission critical facilities.  Other experience in renewable energy manufacturing and water/wastewater treatment facilities.
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Data center junkie, renewable energy fan, rabid Husker fan, and recovering triathlete.
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Denver, CO
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Kearney, NE - Lincoln, NE - Sherman, TX - San Antonio, TX - Tulsa, OK - Sherman Oaks, CA - Marina del Rey, CA - Omaha, NE - Long Beach, CA - Aurora, CO - Westminster, CO - Tokyo - Bellevue, WA - Mesa, AZ
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