Vantage Data Centers (“Vantage”), a leading data center provider backed by Silver Lake Partners, today announced the hiring of Greg Vernon as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Mr. Vernon is responsible for leading the company’s sales and marketing efforts on a national basis. In conjunction with Greg Vernon’s new appointment, Jeff Kane has transitioned into a new role where he has responsibility for certain strategic accounts.
Mr. Vernon has over 13 years of experience in data center sales and sales management, focused on serving enterprise and web customers. He served previously as VP of Sales at ViaWest, a premier data center operator; VP of Sales at WiredRE, a leading data center real estate advisory firm; and most recently as CEO at Rare Space Technology, a boutique brokerage firm where he was focused on data center planning, finance and related transactions.
“We are very pleased to welcome Greg Vernon as SVP, Sales and Marketing,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO of Vantage. “Greg brings a wealth of sales management experience and customer relationships that will serve Vantage well as we accelerate the company’s sales and marketing investment.”
“I am looking forward to working with Vantage and its customers to build upon Vantage’s reputation for delivering an exceptional customer experience,” Mr. Vernon said. “Vantage has the most scalable, energy-efficient data center campus in Silicon Valley, and I am honored to join a company that puts customer needs first.”
Continuing to demonstrate growth in Santa Clara, Vantage further announced that it has completed 1.5MW of data center space in the V1 building at its Santa Clara campus in supportof a rapidly growing enterprise IT customer. Vantage led the design, construction and commissioning of approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of highly redundant data center space in less than four months. This custom-configured data center includes space for customer briefings, research and development, proof of concept and demonstration centers, allowing the end users of Vantage’s customer to test, validate and evaluate new technologies prior to deploying them in a production environment.
“We are pleased with our continued growth in Santa Clara”, said Mr. Choksi. “For Vantage, this project marks the completion of 25MW of critical IT load at the Santa Clara campus. With over 20MW of additional expansion capacity available on campus, Vantage is poised for continued growth.”