Cavern Technologies Data Center and Bell/Knott Architects Announce that Underground Data Center Pioneers John Clune, and Architect Kerry Knott Present at Data Center World

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Underground Data Centers represent an exciting trend, offering customers a uniquely secure, efficient and reliable location for their mission critical data. Knott and Clune present the benefits and challenges of building IT infrastructure underground.

In its third decade under the banner of AFCOM (Association for Data Center Management Professionals) Data Center World ( offers a biannual gathering place for leading technologist, technology providers and thought leaders to stay on the cutting edge of industry best practices.

With unmatched protection from natural disasters, energy efficiency, cost savings and speed to market underground data centers are experiencing tremendous growth.

John Clune, President or Lenexa based Cavern Technologies (, a national leader in underground data centers and nationally lauded architect Kerry Knott, Executive Principal of Leawood, Kansas based Bell/Knott & Associates ( have been selected to run a session within Data Center World’s Design Pioneering curriculum.

Kerry Knott, AIA brings 30 years of corporate design/build to this exciting new trend.

John Clune, ARM has built out over 70 purpose-built Data Center Suites for leading banking, healthcare and tech enterprises. With Clune at the helm Cavern has enjoyed 100% growth in each of the last 3 years, with 100,000 more square feet of purpose built data center space being built in Q4 of 2013 bringing the total space to 160,000 square feet of underground data center infrastructure.

“I look forward to sharing my experiences, building infrastructure in this unique IT environment. Data Center World offers us a great venue to share best practices and learn from other professionals in the Data Center space,” says Clune.

Clune and Knott present October 1, 2013 at 4:10-5:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the Orlando Marriot’s Convention Center. Cavern Technologies will also be exhibiting in the convention center during expo hours in booth #931.


About Cavern Technologies, Inc.
Cavern Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider in the development, leasing and operation of build-to-suit wholesale data centers. Located 125-feet underground in a 3 million square foot facility, Cavern’s environmentally regulated, secure infrastructure is Energy Star, SAS-70, SSAE 16 Type II certified. Cavern is designed to meet the specialized power, cooling and security requirements companies need to house IT systems that support their mission-critical business processes. Cavern provides tenants with unique business solutions and a value proposition focused on minimizing the total cost of ownership of data center and colocation infrastructure. For more information:

About Bell/Knott & Associates
Bell/Knott & Associates, Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm, founded in 1988 by John Bell and Kerry Knott. The firm works on diverse projects from office/office support, high tech and critical data center, research laboratories, financial institutions to other commercial type projects. Bell/Knott’s 20+ professionals including Architects, Interior Designers, Specification Specialists, 3D Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Construction Administration Specialists, Move & Planning Professionals. For more information:

About Data Center World
Data Center World is the premier international conference for data center and facilities managers, drawing upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members to create an end-user driven program that focuses on providing real solutions for today’s data center and facilities managers. The method used for creating this one-of-a-kind conference is founded in the distinct approach that has been refined over the course of more than 3 decades to bring the best education, networking and access to vendors together into one event. For more information:

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