Colocation and managed services provider DataBank named Bryan Porter as CTO. Porter will direct all aspects of the company's engineering and product development.
Porter came to DataBank via the company's acquisition of Kansas City’s Arsalon Technologies, a hosting and cloud provider. He co-founded Arsalon in 2001 and served as the company's president.
Overall, Porter has 15 years of senior leadership experience in networking and product engineering, according to DataBank.
DataBank continues to launch complementary products to their colocation and customer data center offerings. Last year the company moved up the stack to offer managed services and continued to expand geographically.
“We are extremely happy Bryan has joined the DataBank management team,” said Tim Moore, CEO of DataBank. “His experience is a great asset for us as we expand our service offerings and develop new customer solutions. The depth and breadth of his knowledge in both delivery and management of products and services will be pivotal in our ability to continue the execution of our growth plan."
DataBank is famous for turning the Federal Reserve Bank office in Dallas, Texas, into a highly secure data center. The company expanded from there, discussing its growth strategy in 2013. It acquired VeriSpace in March 2013 to establish a presence in Minneapolis and continues to expand in Minnesota, recently announcing plans for a 20-megawatt data center in Eagan.