Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Facebook’s neighbour Nebraska Data Centers shifts boardroom exec family

Company to focus more on facility planning, systems planning, performance and site procurement as it eyes future expansion.

Todd J. Cushing, NDC’s new president

Nebraska Data Centers (NDC) has named Todd J. Cushing as its new president as the company readies for services expansion.

The company, which operates in the same US state as the recently announced Facebook mega data centre campus, has also appointed its previous president Jerry Appel as chief operations officer.

NDC claims to be the Midwest’s fastest growing regional carrier hotel with two facilities in Omaha currently in operation and summing a combined flooring area of 210,000 sqf.

The new president Cushing has previously served as Vice President and Director of the Data Center Solutions Group at CBRE MEGA as well as Mission Critical Program Leader for Olsson Associates.

Earlier in his career, Cushing was responsible for domestic US and international data centre operations for a local provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions.

His background also includes 25 years of experience in management and nine years in executive leadership.

Jerry Appel, COO of Nebraska Data Centers, said: “Todd is an award-winning, highly regarded, data center professional who brings a unique perspective to our team.

“Todd’s previous experience with facility planning, systems planning, performance and site procurement will be a huge asset in guiding the future of our rapidly expanding company.”

NDC’s portfolio includes two data centres in Omaha. One named 1623 Farman has a total available space of 55,000 sqf split across eight floors.

A second building in Sharp with 15 floors includes 155,000 sqf of available space.

Until January 2016, the company was known as Nebraska Colocation Centers (NCC), however, the company opted to also extend its services into the wholesale market leading to the name change.

The company said at the time: “The Nebraska Data Centers name incorporates two important components. Nebraska speaks to the extensive advantages of being located at the centre point of the U.S.

“‘Data Centres’ reflects the Company’s experience and true commitment to providing reliable, well managed facilities that offer big city amenities without the high costs.”