Data Centers: Why Portland, Why Now? Analysis of the Rise of this West Coast Market

PORTLAND, Oregon – Infomart's Jim Linkous participated in an “Up-Close” interview in advance of CAPRE’s Greater Portland Data Center Summit. The high-level conference will be held on May 30-31 at World Trade Center in Portland, and bring together 350+ senior-level data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives. An opening night reception will be held at Infomart's data center in Hillsboro. Featured speakers for the conference include: Charlie Allcock, Director - Business Development, Portland General Electric; Ileana Aquino-Otero, Global Critical Infrastructure Engineer, LinkedIn; Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets and Jeffrey West, Director of Data Center Research, CBRE. Jim Linkous has a 25 year track record of corporate management in the technology and enterprise software development sector. Linkous is a technology leader with a strong track record of creating strategy, building and managing performance teams and exceeding expectations. Jim is the Founding President and Board Chair of the 7×24 Exchange Chapter in the Portland region and is currently Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Infomart. CAPRE: Tell us about Greater Portland from a data center perspective. Why Portland, and why now? Linkous: Portland’s reputation in the data center market has been gathering momentum over the past 10 years. The greater Portland area market is approaching critical mass with large enterprises like NetApp and Adobe choosing Portland for dedicated facilities. In addition, leading wholesale providers like Dupont Fabros, Digital Reality Trust, T5 and Infomart are making substantial investments in…