IDCA Welcomes Riccardo Degli Effetti of Sky to the Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., December 28, 2017: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Riccardo Degli Effetti, Head of Data Center Operations at Sky has joined the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Riccardo is the Head of Data Center Operations at Sky. He has years of experience in the data center and IT infrastructure space and has been very involved in the EU/UK Data Center community.
"Data Centres are rapidly becoming an integral part of the society we live in. More and more of what we do daily depends on them. It is imperative they are stable, efficient and scalable and none of this will ever happen without effective and relevant standards. IDCA’s role in developing such standards is fundamental and I am happy and honoured to be part of it." stated, Riccardo Degli Effetti of Sky.
Previously he was DC Operations Manager at Rackspace Hosting, responsible for the management of Rackspace Managed Hosting's Data Centers in the EMEA, overseeing DC Support Techs, Security, Production Techs, Inventory and M&E Engineers providing Fanatical Support 24/7/365 to Rackspace Customer base. He has shouldered responsibility on capex and opex budgets, Customer life-cycle, PPM and expansion plans, energy efficiency initiatives, H&S and ISO standards among others.
"I'd like to welcome Riccardo Degli Effetti to the European IDCA Technical Committee. As one of our founding members of the IDCA Technical Committee for the EU and UK regions we couldn't ask for better representation. Riccardo has years of experience in the data center and IT infrastructure space and has been very involved in the EU/UK Data Center community. I'm certain that his broad and deep experience in Data Center Operations, Security and Compliance will be a huge benefit to our efforts. I'm thrilled to have him on the team. ", stated Mark Thiele, Chairman of IDCA's Technical Standards Committee.
About Sky - Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom. Sky provides television and broadband internet services, fixed line and mobile telephone services to consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom. It is the UK's largest pay-TV broadcaster with 11 million customers as of 2015. It was the UK's most popular digital TV service until it was overtaken by Freeview in April 2007. Its corporate headquarters are in Isleworth.
Formed in November 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, Sky became the UK's largest digital subscription television company. Following Sky's 2014 acquisition of Sky Italia and a majority 90.04% interest in Sky Deutschland in November 2014, its holding company British Sky Broadcasting Group plc changed its name to Sky plc. The UK subsidiary's name was changed from British Sky Broadcasting Limited to Sky UK Limited, and continues to trade as Sky.
Sky UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sky plc, with its current company directors being Andrew Griffith and Christopher Taylor. Griffith acts as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Managing Director for the commercial businesses division. More on Sky UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_UK
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 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 was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. Formed by 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 data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing in the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder by providing a visionary outlook -- both on a broad scale and on an in-depth level -- of the purpose, discipline, and organization of data centers. In terms of education, IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, such Department of Social Security, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, Department of State, as well as major conglomerates such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, 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