US wholesale carrier-neutral data center provider, Infomart Data Centers, has appointed data center executive Donough Roche as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This new position has been created to support Infomart’s growth strategy and follows the recently announced completion of the first of six new data center suites in Ashburn, Virginia, which will bring a total of up to 18 MW data center capacity to the Northern Virginia market.
Donough Roche will oversee data center operations, construction and development, and sales for Infomart across all of the company’s data centers and will report to Phil Koen, interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of Infomart’s board of directors.
“Donough brings a wealth of operational experience to Infomart that will provide the foundation to enable us to achieve our strategic goals,” said Phil Koen, interim Chief Executive Officer and a member of Infomart’s board of directors. “We are excited to have someone of his caliber join the company to help manage our growth as we ramp up the capacity we can offer to clients in each of our existing markets – Ashburn, Silicon Valley, and Hillsboro.”
Data Center Industry Vet
Mr. Roche has held a variety of positions in the data center industry over the past 20 years. Before joining Infomart Data Centers, he served as Principal of Datacentrs.com, a technical and business consulting firm serving the global data center market. Mr. Roche previously spent nine years at Digital Realty where he led the Global Sales Engineering team. Mr. Roche also brings deep operating, sales and engineering experience from prior roles at Lee Technologies, Citibank and Verizon/MCI.
“It is an exciting time to be joining Infomart,” said Donough Roche. “The company has an impressive list of clients and a culture that is always striving to improve their experience. I look forward to working with the leadership team in support of our mission to become the provider of choice for wholesale deployments.”