IDCA has appointed Rich Banta as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee of IDCA.
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Washington D.C., Aug. 25, 2020: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that it has appointed Rich Banta as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee of IDCA.
"It is a huge honor for me to assume the Chairmanship of IDCA’s prestigious Technical Standards Committee. As a 20+ year industry veteran, I am grateful and proud for the opportunity to be a part of IDCA’s mission to lead the way in propelling the science of application delivery via all the elements of the Application Ecosystem such as the data center and cloud infrastructure. I am committed to doing all that is necessary to help our industry modernize its standards to meet today's uptime, availability, and security challenges”, stated Rich Banta on the occasion of becoming the Chairman of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Rich Banta is a certified Data Center Authority (DCA)®️. Mr. Banta, possesses decades of industry, standardization, and development experience. He is also an ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISC Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
When asked about Mr. Banta’s appointment as the Technical Committee’s Chair, IDCA Chairman, Mehdi Paryavi, stated “Rich is an excellent resource for our industry. We are pleased to have him take on the role of the Chairman of the TSC and are confident that his efforts and inputs will render effective results for the cloud, data center and information technology industry.”
Mr. Banta will be responsible for the development of industry's latest and most effective standardization and compliance documentation at IDCA.
Rich is a former CTO of a major health care system. Rich understands the true stakeholder/end-user requirements of the data center since he has owned and operated data centers hands-on on a daily basis for many years.
About IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee -
Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. The committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center, cloud and application centric organizations who bring decades of experience to the issues and challenges of the IT, cloud, and data center industry. Its primary mission is to develop a holistic standards and key performance indicator framework that incorporates well established third party industry standards and KPIs, as well as developing new standards and KPI models where gaps exist in the industry’s standards library to help empower and structure information technology, data centers and cloud. It also conducts research on the future needs and requirements, and its members serve as standards advocates and resources for their organizations and industry segments. More on the IDCA Technical Standards Committee:
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has been established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the "data" center industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the approach, selection, design, feasibility, operation, and various processes and methodologies of the Application Ecosystem®️. Formed by data center industry veterans who realized the problems facing the industry and decided to do something about it, IDCA has perceptively identified the gaps and shortcomings of the rapidly evolving data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing within the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder the proper outlook of it on a broader scale as well as in-depth details of the data center purpose, discipline, and organization. IDCA's mission is to aid nations, governments, private and public institutions as well as ordinary citizens and professionals around the world to benefit from the promise of the Digital Economy to its fullest. IDCA empowers and enables all effective and measurable initiatives and efforts to establish resilient and sustainable digital initiatives worldwide. Building the human capital necessary for prosperous digital economies, instituting digital platforms, securing investment for core projects, devising road-maps, establishing frameworks, and standards are some of IDCA's key agendas on the world's stage. Till date, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, as well as major Fortune 1000 companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AWS, MLB, Experian, Ericsson, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, Visa, MasterCard, The World Bank, Verizon, AIG, T-Mobile, Expedia, Time Warner, and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org