Gardner was general manager of Data Centres, responsible for the integration of both Vocus-owned and third-party data centre portfolios throughout the company’s 20 data centres.
David Dzienciol, chief customer officer and executive vice-president of Technology at NextDC, says the company continues to pursue “aggressive growth plans and Adam Gardner’s appointment is to further accelerate the development of our industry leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service platform that powers, secures and connects the infrastructure of the digital economy”.
NextDC says Gardner’s senior appointment is a strategic investment into a new product development and services strategy for the company.
Commenting on the role, Gardner said, ”With UTI Tier III and IV facilities and gold operational sustainability as the baseline, and NABERS 5 star and sustainable energy in the future, it’s an exciting time to join Australia’s most innovative data centre provider."
NextDC says a major objective for Gardner and his team will be expanding the company’s product portfolio to further extend its range of “industry leading offerings” – with a focus on optimising NextDC’s ONEDC data centre intelligence platform, launching new products and services to market including NextDC’s new data centre artificial intelligence machine learning platform, launching a new generation of facilities across the region and managing unique partnerships with carriers and cloud providers in response to “ever evolving opportunities emerging in the 4th industrial revolution”.