T5 Facilities Management, subsidiary of the wholesale data center provider T5 Data Centers, has appointed John Ducic, former senior facilities manager at CoreSite Realty Corp., as director of its west coast operations.
Ducic has been at CoreSite for more than five years, and prior to that spent 10 years working as data center operations manager at Wilcon, according to his LinkedIn profile. At T5, he will oversee management of the company’s Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, data centers as well as T5FM customer facilities in the region.
Mike Casey, chief operating officer of T5FM, said Ducic had a diverse background in data center design and operations. “John understands all the inner workings of data center operations, from power to cooling, and his experience will prove valuable for managing both of T5’s western wholesale data centers and T5FM’s new data center clients,” he said.
T5FM is a new venture for the company, launched only last month. It provides contract on-site support to data center operators.
The parent company operates in four data center locations in the U.S. (Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Charlotte, North Carolina) and is building data centers in Portland, New York and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
T5’s existing data center in Los Angeles is a 180,000-square-foot facility with about 16 megawatts of critical load.
Ducic is used to operating massive data centers. CoreSite, his previous employer is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the U.S. It has two data centers in the Los Angeles market (the region Ducic was responsible for): the 430,000-square-foot LA2 facility at 900 North Alameda Street and the 160,000-square-foot LA1 data center at One Wilshire, one of the west coast’s most important carrier hotels.