Digital Realty leader joins Kao Data as CTO to drive business at UK’s largest data centre campus

Digital Realty leader joins Kao Data as CTO to drive business at UK’s largest data centre campus 682 395 C-Suite Network

Site enters final months of construction with power in place and data centre hardware fittings due to begin in the coming weeks ahead of December’s opening.

After spending 11 years at Digital Realty, Gerard Thibault has left to become Kao Data’s new CTO.

He was responsible for the design and implementation of over 150MW of data centre space across 24-sites globally while at Digital Realty.

Kao Data, which is currently in the final stages of construction of phase one of what will be the UK’s largest data centre campus, has tasked Thibault with the design strategy of for the project.

He will work closely with the delivery and operations team led by Paul Finch, COO.

The company said that key to the appointment is Thibault’s experience in developing long-term sustainability solutions using the cutting-edge design,…