Intelligent CIO North America Issue 27 - Page 12

NEWS

CoreSite expands in Miami , completing acquisition of state-of-the-art data center

CoreSite also owns and operates a 43,000-square-foot data center ( MI1 ) in downtown Miami located at 2115 NW 22nd Street .
The MI2 Miami data center is a freestanding facility in America ’ s Gateway Park built to withstand a Category Five hurricane with a 185-mph-gust-rated roof .
As part of the integration process , CoreSite will be connecting MI2 to the company ’ s MI1 data center , which will offer customers enhanced access to a more robust ecosystem in addition to the fiber providers currently available in the facility .
With the augmentation of MI2 to CoreSite ’ s Miami data center campus , businesses will have more IT infrastructure options and immediate capacity to enter into , or expand their footprint , in the growing Miami market .

CoreSite , a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower , has announced its expansion in the Miami market with the acquisition of a modern , purpose-built 103,000-square-foot data center ( MI2 ). This is located at 2100 NW 84th Avenue in Doral , Florida .

“ Miami serves as a key conduit for businesses to manage and grow operations in both North and South America ,” said Juan Font , President and CEO of CoreSite and SVP of US Tower .
“ This expansion in the CoreSite Miami data center campus will provide the hybrid IT solution enterprises turn to for secure and scalable connectivity to South America from the US .”

RealTruck hires Tom Luttrell as first Chief Information Officer

RealTruck , a premier manufacturer and online retailer of aftermarket truck parts and accessories , has hired Tom Luttrell as its new Chief Information Officer . Luttrell will be responsible for advancing the company ’ s information technology infrastructure to improve business capabilities at RealTruck , formerly Truck Hero .

Luttrell brings substantial business and technology experience from a variety of previous roles , most recently as the senior vice president of information technology at Shiloh Industries where he focused on Enterprise Research Planning ( ERP ) consolidation and the company ’ s move to cloud-based-computing . Before Shiloh , Luttrell was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Customer Care at the Masco Cabinetry business unit of Masco Corporation and prior to that , he was with Federal-Mogul Corporation for 17 years in various leadership roles .
RealTruck recently announced its name change and rebrand with its ‘ In The Real ’ campaign to motivate people to get offline and explore the outdoors .
“ I ’ m honored to be named RealTruck ’ s first CIO ,” said Luttrell . “ Joining an organization that inspires people to live its brand is one of the many things that appealed to me about RealTruck .
“ I look forward to working with the leadership team to build the IT infrastructure that will support our continued growth and success .”
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