Data center provider QTS Realty Trust has appointed Jon Greaves, formerly a top technologist at Carpathia Hosting, which QTS acquired last year, to the role of CTO. The company also announced that former Carpathia CEO, Peter Weber, who led the integration efforts following the acquisition, has left.
Greaves, a technologist with more than 25 years of experience, joined Carpathia as CTO in 2008, following three years in senior engineering roles at Sun Microsystems. He was “a key driver to Carpathia’s success,” QTS said in a statement.
QTS acquired Carpathia for $326 million. The deal gave the data center provider a well-developed managed hosting business and more than doubled the amount of data centers in its portfolio, including the company’s first international footprint in Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Former CEO Weber also joined Carpathia in 2008 following a three-year run at Sun, which in 2005 acquired an IT management startup he co-founded called SevenSpace.
“The primary goal for the integration of QTS and Carpathia was to strengthen QTS' ability to deliver the nation's only fully integrated technology platform, and Peter Weber played a key role in helping us achieve that goal,” QTS CEO, Chad Williams, said in a statement.