IDCA welcomes Mark Thiele of Apcera to Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel
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Washington D.C., January 12, 2017: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Mark Thiele of the Apcera has joined IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel.
Mark Thiele’s successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. Thiele has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives as Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera.
Mr. Thiele will now be actively involved in the IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel. The Technical Standards Committee Chairman, Steve Hambruch stated “Mark brings a broad spectrum of advanced industry knowledge and experience to the committee that will be very valuable to our efforts. We are delighted to have his input and perspective represented in our framework.”
Prior to joining Apcera, Thiele was the Executive Vice President of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the President and Founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Thiele has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
A globally recognized speaker at leading industry events on a wide range of topics including cloud, IoT, data center, DevOps, and IT leadership, Thiele is a regular content contributor to InformationWeek, GigaOm, Data Center Knowledge and other publications. Thiele also serves on the technical advisory board of several startups.
Regarding him joining IDCA’s TSC Advisory Panel, Thiele said, ”I'm honored to have been asked to join the IDCA Technical Advisory Committee. IDCA is doing fantastic work in the areas of data center measurement and standards. I hope I can play a small part in making the successful management and ownership of a data center something that every business sees real value in. ”
IDCA Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. Technical Standards Committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center-run organizations who are engaged with in-depth issues of data center industry at hand. Committee’s core mission is to provide remedy to the current data center industry gaps via developing the next-generation data center standards necessary to address and provide resolution to those gaps. All Technical Standards Committee’s effort is fundamentally rooted in the Application Ecosystem (AE)℠ and within the framework of the Infinity Paradigm®. In addition, the Committee further identifies potential new standards needed by the data center community and takes the necessary steps to initiate development of such needed standards with the appropriate organizations. Committee Members are also responsible to conduct unremitting interactions with the key industry stakeholders such as operators, providers, investors and end-users to ensure proper data center foundations, standardization and compliance are rooted within the diverse data center industry segments. Technical Standards Committee’s composition includes carefully elected technical data center experts from diverse industries, backgrounds and perspectives.