NEW YORK, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UpStack, the most modern way to source and sell colocation, has tapped networking industry veteran Jeff August as its new Chief Strategy Officer. August's responsibilities will include guiding future product strategy and building hybrid cloud advisory capabilities into the platform.
August is a subject matter expert in developing internet, network, and infrastructure capabilities. He has worked in the industry since the early days of the Internet, starting with building one of the first Managed Dial Up as a Service offerings. More recently, August owned relationships with Network Service Providers that fueled Facebook's growth to over 1B+ users, managed data center strategy at Square, and lead various physical infrastructure deployments at Dropbox. August holds an MBA from National University.
"My last few stops have been amazing experiences; the common element of these roles was they each had a product that held undeniable utility. Following that same pattern, UpStack excites me because I see it blossoming into an indispensable utility for technologists deploying the hybrid IT of the future. And it is a utility that seeks to address the largest challenges I faced at each of those three companies."
"We're thrilled to welcome Jeff to the UpStack family. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience deploying mission critical data center infrastructure at some of the most recognizable companies in the world, including Yahoo, Facebook, Square, and DropBox. Not only has he led global data center and network deployments, but he has felt, first-hand, the pain that UpStack aims to solve through its current and future software products. This makes him an ideal addition to our team as we continue to broaden the capabilities of our platform."
August will report directly to CEO, Chris Trapp, and sits in the Silicon Valley office.
UpStack was founded by colocation experts who were frustrated with the data center services procurement experience. We empower the entire data center services ecosystem – from service providers to IT infrastructure professionals to their advisors – to make better business decisions. For buyers, we do this through quote and pricing transparency and education. For advisors, we remove the hassle of interpreting quotes so they can focus on consultation. For providers, we enable sales teams to quote easily and accurately. Visit us at upstack.com