Jason Pfaff, vice president, North America DCaaS at IO, received the “Data Center Manager of the Year” award at the Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday.
This week's conference, organized by AFCOM, an association of data center professionals, has drawn more than 1,000 facilities, operations and IT pros from around the globe for networking and educational sessions.
AFCOM President Tom Roberts said Pfaff had worked on the massive modular IO data center in Edison, NJ, and the award was well deserved. Other 2014 finalists were Dave Leonard, chief data center officer at ViaWest, and Robert McClary, senior vice president and general manager at FORTRUST.
Pfaff has more than 15 years of data center-related experience and has been directly involved in the design, build, and operation of 1.5 million square feet of space and 175 megawatts of power. During his time at IO, he has been a pivotal leader in the company’s focus on the shift from traditional raised floors to pre-fabricated modular deployments.
Jason oversees all of North America for IO, which equates to 1.3 million square feet over four sites, and is specifically responsible for the successful construction, commission and delivery of a 12-megawatt dedicated data center suite in only 90 days.
Prior to joining IO, he worked for Digital Realty Trust and Sterling Network Exchange.