COLOTRAQ Hires former CIO to Further Bolster its Expanding Data Center Infrastructure Practice Group

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With decades of C-level IT Infrastructure, Data Center Colocation and Cloud management experience, Tim Griffith joins COLOTRAQ to further expand its in-house project management capabilities.

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The potential future of cloud computing and cybersecurity projects within COLOTRAQ is growing larger every day

COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center infrastructure services, announces that Tim Griffith has joined the team as the Director of Cloud and Cybersecurity Program Management. Previously, Tim was a principal at CIO3, a strategic partner of COLOTRAQ, delivering an enterprise cybersecurity planning service. Tim brings with him over 25 years of experience from a wide array of leadership roles within IT and project management.

Tim’s experience has been primarily focused on the infrastructure and data center services in IT, often providing leadership at a global level. While employed at Walt Disney Studios, Tim was appointed CIO of a new entertainment company and led the efforts to create their IT infrastructure based on a colocation data center model. All critical, business supporting, IT systems were colocated in a primary data center, with a redundant data center for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery purposes. This IT Colocation Model ensured the business systems would be protected and accessible for any user connected to the Internet from any location around the world. By separating the IT infrastructure needs from the office staff real estate needs, the Real Estate team was free to create offices, without the burden of setting aside large spaces for IT. “The projected cost savings of the colocations over a 10 year period exceeded the costs for the moves and build-outs when real estate changed,” says Tim, “We were able to create and maintain a protected, virtual company before we had office space for the employees.”

Having started his career as an IT Consultant in the IS&T practice at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, Tim has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of COLOTRAQ’s unique cybersecurity assessment and audit offering. “The ability to know the status of an internal cybersecurity audit at any given moment, is a tremendous help to determine cybersecurity risk and where resources need to focus,” Tim notes. “This is a major insight in to the state of IT Cybersecurity Risk and clearly defines what is being done to protect a company’s intellectual property and on-going business. The biggest risk to business is not knowing what is being done to protect themselves, COLOTRAQ’s Cybersecurity Practice will pull back the curtains and show leadership where the business is at risk. With the global network of resources, Colotraq can quickly find solutions and partners to help mitigate and contain Cyber threats to both business infrastructure and data centers.”

“The addition of someone of Tim's caliber is exciting as we continue to bolster our in-house capabilities in order to handle complex, global data center infrastructure and cloud projects,” said Dany Bouchedid, Founder & CEO of COLOTRAQ.

Tim noted, “The potential future of cloud computing and cybersecurity projects within COLOTRAQ is growing larger every day. I look forward to utilizing my experiences in IT and Data centers with COLOTRAQ’s proven business model to aid in the mutual benefit of our clients, vendors and partners.”

About COLOTRAQ
COLOTRAQ is the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services. Since 1999, COLOTRAQ has been helping find data center infrastructure solutions for businesses and institutions worldwide through its unrivaled network of over 400 service providers in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. COLOTRAQ can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space along with managed hosting, cloud-based infrastructure and network services.

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