Carolinas Data Center Summit Preview: High Expectations about Significant Growth in NC & SC, Says STULZ’ Dave Meadows

CHARLOTTE, NC -- David C. Meadows II has worked in data center cooling since 1999. He is currently the Director of Industry, Standards, and Technology with Stulz-ATS, a manufacturer of precision air conditioning, humidification, and de-humidification products specifically designed for the data center. STULZ is the world’s leading solution provider of energy efficient temperature and humidity management technology, specifically for mission critical applications. Previously David has served as both the Design Engineering Manager and the Applications Engineering Manager at Stulz. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. David will be a featured speaker at CapRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit, and in preparation, CapRE connected with him recently to glean insight into his latest perspective, opinion and activity.   CAPRE: Thanks for chatting with us today, Dave. Let’s talk about the Carolinas. Are you bullish on this market? Meadows: We have high expectations about significant growth there. We are seeing more data centers built in Tier II cities, where they’re not the big NFL cities, but are significant in population. They’re not Chicago or New York City. CAPRE: What’s to thank for this trend? Meadows: The reason is that the Edge continues to grow. We are doing more and more compute and analytics away from the hyperscale Cloud data centers. Several folks have some thoughts on why this is. CAPRE: So why is Charlotte in particular attracting such demand? Meadows: Within…