Former UPS Windward Data Center Manager Joins T5

Joe Parrino managed the Alpharetta data center for 13 years before being named a senior vice president for T5 Data Centers.

Joseph Parrino has been named senior vice president-Data Center Operations for T5 Data Centers, an owner and operator of wholesale and powered shell data centers across the United States.

Parrino will be responsible for 100 percent uptime across all of T5’s data centers and will be the technical liaison between T5 and its tenants, according to a news release from the company. He was previously senior manager of Facilities at the UPS Windward Data Center in Alpharetta, the first Tier IV data center in the world, which he managed for over 13 years.

“Joe is extremely well respected in the data center operations world and we are thrilled to have a seasoned professional with his depth of experience join T5,” said Pete Marin, President, T5 Data Centers.  

At UPS, Parrino developed a Critical Power Distribution electrical architecture and rack standardization that was adopted by UPS across both the GA and NJ Tier IV data centers.

From 2006 to 2010, he led the effort to reduce energy consumption by 4 million kWh's annually (a 15 percent reduction) without sacrificing availability, the release said.

“I am excited about entering a new chapter in my career and about the opportunity to play an instrumental role in an exciting high growth company” Parrino said.

Part of Joe’s responsibilities will be the oversight of Lee Technologies, with whom T5 recently contracted to provide Facilities Management Services at its T5@Dallas and T5@LA facilities in addition to T5@Atlanta, which is located in Alpharetta.

Joe holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from Metropolitan State University of Denver.


Mitch January 23, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Wondering how the transition has gone at the UPS Windward Data Center. I'm also curious as to what sort of data center software you use is, and if you have any DCIM software resources available? http://www.alphapointtechnology.com/dcim-software-resources/


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