The Directors of NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT) ("the Company" or "NEXTDC") are pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Mr Paul Gampe to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mr Gampe will be responsible for NEXTDC's information systems and technology strategy and customer facing platforms including the company's Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS)
Additionally Mr Gampe will further develop and manage NEXTDC's information management systems with particular emphasis on security, governance and software development.
Mr Gampe brings extensive experience in information technology operations, software engineering and services to the Company's senior executive group, having spent the last ten years at Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), most recently in the position of Vice President of World- Wide Engineering Services and Operations.
Prior to this Mr Gampe served as General Manager of TWICS, the first public Internet Service Provider in Japan. In 1998 he lead Technical Operations for the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), one of the five worldwide registries that govern the distribution of Internet resources.
NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said that the Company was delighted to welcome Paul to the position of Chief Technology Officer and that it was a key appointment for NEXTDC.
"Paul will play an integral role directing the Company's information systems and technology group. Paul's substantial experience in leading global software engineering and development will be an important asset in NEXTDC's leadership team.
NEXTDC LIMITED ABN 35 143 582 521 BRISBANE CANBERRA MELBOURNE PERTH SYDNEY
NEXTDC is an ASX 300 company and is the only independent data centre operator with strategic footprint in all major growth markets in Australia.
NEXTDC offers a range of highly flexible, scalable, resilient and secure colocation services to corporate, government and IT services companies.
NEXTDC's purpose-built facilities have been designed to address the market's growing appetite for energy-efficient, independent data centres in which organisations can host their critical IT infrastructure, and also to address the emergence and growth of cloud (internet-based) computing.
As a cloud enabler, NEXTDC's enterprise-class data centre facilities address the challenges of security, connectivity and neutrality that have hindered the wider acceptance of cloud computing.