West Coast data center owner, developer, and operator, The Benaroya Company, announced Garrick Sturgill as its new facility manager for its South Hill Data Center and Boise Data Center. Both facilities are fully equipped to handle the rapidly expanding demands of the data storage and retrieval, disaster recovery, and cloud computing markets.

Sturgill previously was general manager and operations manager of CoreLink Data Centers (a national colocation company) Seattle operations. where he led a team in building and managing a state-of-the-art data center facility. Sturgill also held key management and sales engineering positions at The Westin Building, an international communications hub; Peer1 Network; Time Warner Telecom and Metro Media Fiber (AboveNet).

"Garrick brings a vast amount of expertise and in-depth knowledge of critical environments design and operations.” said Larry Benaroya, principal of The Benaroya Company. "He joins us at an exciting time as we expand our data center footprint.

“Garrick’s experience and his proven capabilities in meeting customer needs will add end-to-end value to users of our server-ready facilities,” said Mike McKernan, principal of Real Property Investors. 

“I’m thrilled to tap Garrick’s technical knowledge of operating and building data centers but I’m even more excited about accessing his 20 plus years of user and industry relationships,” said Tom T. O'Keefe, principal of O’Keefe companies.

South Hill Data Center, a LEED Gold-certified facility, is a 300,000-sq-ft data center providing tenants with a flexible, highly reliable and energy-efficient facility.  An additional 174,000-sq-ft building with similar high density capacity is available in cold-shell condition, ready to be built out. The secure, 92-acre South Hill campus also includes additional build to suit opportunities as well as space for on-site containers for added flexibility and scalability.  

The 60,252-sq-ft Boise Data Center is purpose built for medium density needs.  Formerly operated by Hewlett Packard as one of their key national data centers, it delivers clean, low-cost power and security plus carrier neutral access to numerous fiber providers. This facility is being reconditioned and will be re-commissioned for higher density users and will be available April, 2012.