AtlasEdge today announces a new addition to its Management Team, with the appointment of Gareth Johnston as SVP, Growth & Expansion
Gareth will be responsible delivering the capacity to meet the growing customer demand for high quality data centre space underpinning AtlasEdge’s ambitious growth plans.
Gareth brings more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, including spending the past 13 years at Equinix, most recently as their VP of Global Construction. During this time, he led a team of 100+ construction professionals, overseeing an extensive portfolio. Prior to this, Gareth worked at Turner & Townsend and Kier Group, successfully managing multiple projects around the world.
As AtlasEdge grows to become Europe’s leading Edge platform, Gareth’s expertise and credibility adds further depth to a highly talented and experienced Management Team.
For more info, please see the 60-seconds interview below with Gareth:
You’ve spent the past 13 years in a highly successful role at Equinix. What made you decide to join AtlasEdge?
Atlas Edge is on the cusp of redefining the edge data centre offering in Europe. I am extremely excited to be part of the disruptive trend moving compute closer to the point of usage. The team at AtlasEdge is very focused on delivering this best in class solution for its customers. I believe AtlasEdge has formed an industry leading team and I feel proud to join such a driven, professional organization.
The data centre industry seems to be going through another exciting phase, with huge customer demand and expectations. How has this impacted Design and Construction?
The industry has changed more in the last 3 years than it has in the 10 years before that. The customer demand for high quality data centre space delivered quickly has never been higher and this has stretched the supply chain in every aspect. It’s also imperative to keep environmental sustainability at the forefront of our designs. Defining new ways to deliver a quality and reliable product has never been more important.
Biggest challenge and opportunity in the new role?
The biggest challenge also creates the biggest opportunity. Demand is at an all-time high so our challenge will be to create a repeatable, sustainable solution that can be deployed at scale across multiple markets simultaneously to satisfy such demand.
Outside of AtlasEdge, what might we find you doing?
Most weekends are spent practicing football with my son who keeps me on my toes. Since moving back to Europe from the US 3 years ago our family have been exploring all that London has to offer and we are enjoying traveling within Europe.
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