Mike Clemson, who for the past two and a half years has been VP of critical infrastructure for the data center provider ByteGrid, has joined Iron Mountain, the enterprise information management specialist that has been aggressively expanding its data center services business.
Clemson, a long-time data center facilities management professional, is Iron Mountain’s new senior director of data center operations, a role in which he will oversee the company’s entire data center portfolio, including its new facility in Northern Virginia (one of the country’s biggest and hottest data center markets), its underground data center inside an enormous former limestone mine outside of Pittsburgh, its data centers in Boston and Kansas City, and the 210,000-square foot Fortrust data center in Denver the company acquired last month for $128 million.
ByteGrid provides colocation, cloud, and managed services, including specialized hosting services for compliance-sensitive customers. Clemson started at ByteGrid in 2015 and oversaw integration of three Sidus BioData data centers the company had acquired at the time into its portfolio.
Prior to joining ByteGrid, he held senior facilities management positions at Carpathia Hosting, ServerVault, CES, and CBRE.
Chris Miller, Iron Mountain’s senior business development exec for data center services, welcomed Clemson aboard in a post on LinkedIn.