Executive VP Data Center Tech, Switch
Mark has responsibilities across several functions at Switch. He will be maintaining his industry thought leadership activities and will also be working with the Switch team on new data center technologies, partnership development and cloud. Switch (http://www.switchlv.com) builds and operates the world’s most powerful data center and technology ecosystem. The Switch campus environments were constructed by the company including the world’s highest density, ultra-scale and most efficient data center - the 407,000 square foot Switch SuperNAP. Before coming to Switch Mark was VP of Data Center Strategy at ServiceMesh, the leading cloud management platform company. He is also Founder and President of Data Center Pulse, a not-for-profit group focused on improving efficiency in data centers and providing a voice for the owner/operators.
Mark brings significant IT infrastructure and data center experience to the Switch team, which was developed over the years working with leading organizations like VMware, Brocade, Gilead, & HP. He is a globally recognized leader in efforts to improve the business readiness and efficiency of IT and is very active with industry groups like The Green Grid, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Infrastructure 2.0. Mark is an advisor to venture firms and startups and a globally recognized speaker at premier industry events.
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