IDCA Welcomes Patrick McKenney to the Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., July 14, 2020: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Patrick McKenney of NTT has joined the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
"Data centers have always been a place, or thing that has fascinated me, ever since very early on my career, and I still have a feeling of adventure when I am able to visit a data center facility that is new to me. I'm thrilled to be part of the IDCA standards committee and to be able to help support, promote and enhance this part of the technology sector.", stated Patrick McKenney upon joining the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Patrick McKenney leads the execution of data center and virtualization strategies for the Cloud Communications division of NTT Ltd; ensuring that operations and implementation is aligned with the company’s mission to help our customers build smarter workspaces. Managing a data center footprint currently encompassing 22 data centers in 14 countries has given Patrick a broad perspective on the factors which can impact the running of a global cloud infrastructure, whether those are technical, operational or cultural.
Patrick over the last 20 years of his IT career has had a focus in infrastructure support, design and implementation. Extensive experience in datacenters and datacenter management, virtualization, building virtual infrastructure, migrating to virtual systems and Public and Private Cloud environments.
G.H., Chief Communications Officer of IDCA stated, “We are excited to have Patrick on board with us at the technical standards committee. We are confident that the IDCA inclusion of his combined experiences and passion for the advancement of our industry, will be a great contribution to our great industry.”
About IDCA 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: https://www.idc-a.org/about-idca
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