Pleasanton, CA., May 24, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies today announced that it has been named a winner of the San Francisco Business Times’ 2016 Tech & Innovation Awards for its pioneering waterborne data center. Nautilus won the prestigious “Startup” category, noting its transformative technology, significant potential for growth and leadership in the data center market.

The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across 11 categories for the distinguished award. Winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of past Tech & Innovation award winners, leaders in Bay Area technology innovation and the San Francisco Business Times’ editorial team. Judges looked for companies that are revolutionizing their space, likely to experience significant growth, and stand out in comparison to other companies in the same space.

Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully deploy a waterborne data center prototype, marking a new era in data center cost efficiency, environmental sustainability and rapid global scalability. The Nautilus design substantially advances data center technology, creating a model of efficiency for the next generation of data centers.

“We are honored to receive the 2016 Tech & Innovation Startup Award from the San Francisco Business Times and its distinguished panel of successful technologists and entrepreneurs,” said James L. Connaughton, President and CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies. “We look forward to delivering high performing, reliable and secure data centers to both developed and emerging markets faster and at a lower cost, while significantly reducing harmful air emissions and eliminating wasteful water consumption, water treatment chemicals and ozone-depleting refrigerants that are typical of current technology. It’s an exciting and pivotal time to be in the data center business.”

Winners will be honored in a special publication inserted into the Business Times on May 27, 2016 and at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 at the Westin St Francis in San Francisco. Twenty-five Bay Area companies will be honored at the gala for their success in the categories of cyber security, advertising tech, enterprise app/service, fintech, hardware, health/fitness app/service, mobile app, startup, accelerators/incubators, and education tech.

“Our region is renowned as a hub for innovation and as an ecosystem that fosters growth companies,” said Mary Huss, Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times. “Nautilus Data Technologies, along with all of the Tech & Innovation award winners deserve special recognition because they fuel our regional economy.”


About Nautilus Data Technologies


Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully launch a waterborne data center prototype, pioneering a new standard for data center efficiency, environmental sustainability and global scalability. The company’s first commercial project is under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Northern California, and will be deployed at a secure Northern California port facility in summer 2016. Nautilus Data Technologies was founded by U.S. Navy Special Forces Veteran Arnold Magcale in 2013, and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.


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Pleasanton, California, March 15, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies today announced the appointment of James L. Connaughton as President and Chief Executive Officer – bringing decades of executive experience and environmental conservation leadership to the revolutionary data center company. Connaughton succeeds Nautilus Data Technologies Founder Arnold Magcale, who will continue in the role of Chief Technology Officer. The executive leadership changes position Nautilus Data Technologies for accelerated growth as the company prepares to launch the world’s first commercial waterborne data center.

“I’m excited to pass the helm to Jim Connaughton, a distinguished leader and one of the country’s leading experts on energy, environment and ocean conservation,” said Arnold Magcale, Founder and CTO of Nautilus Data Technologies. “Mr. Connaughton’s background as both successful corporate executive and trusted White House policymaker provides the perfect blend of talent to lead Nautilus Data Technologies into the future as we transform the data center industry.”

Connaughton has served as Executive Vice President at several prominent clean energy and information technology companies. In 2001, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. Connaughton as Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he served until 2009 as President George W. Bush’s senior advisor on energy, environment and natural resources. There he helped develop and implement market-based policy and technology solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges – including energy production, air and water pollution, climate change, wetlands restoration, and conservation of marine resources.

“Nautilus Data Technologies is one of the most ingenious companies I’ve encountered in the clean technology sector and I’m thrilled to lead this dynamic team,” said James L. Connaughton, President & CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies. “Founder and former U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran Arnold Magcale is a true visionary who is redefining the data center industry by creating the most energy efficient, cost-effective, sustainable, and globally scalable data center on the market. I look forward to transitioning the company from successful technology development to full commercial deployment, providing cloud companies and their users an immediate opportunity to greatly improve their economic and environmental performance.”


About Nautilus Data Technologies



Nautilus Data Technologies launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded by Arnold Magcale, a recognized technology industry expert with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran. nautilusdt.com

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Pleasanton, California, March 7, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center company, announced today it raised $10 Million in Series B Funding, demonstrating strong market confidence and continued support for its revolutionary data center technology.

An energy sector investor provided the Series B Funding, recognizing the growing global demand for more sustainable and cost efficient data centers.

“Nautilus Data Technologies is transforming the data center industry by creating the most cost effective and environmentally sustainability data center on the market,” said Arnold Magcale, CEO and Founder of Nautilus Data Technologies. “We’re gratified to see the energy sector recognize our industry leadership by providing a second round of capital infusion. This investment marks a new milestone for Nautilus Data Technologies as we transition to the next phase of construction and prepare for this summer’s historic launch.”

Nautilus Data Technologies will use the Series B investment to support its launch of the world’s first commercial waterborne data center and expand future operations.

Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully launch a waterborne data center prototype, pioneering a new standard for data center efficiency, environmental sustainability and global scalability. The company’s first commercial waterborne data center is being constructed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Northern California, and will be deployed to a highly secure, well-protected Northern California port in Summer 2016.

About Nautilus Data Technologies



Nautilus Data Technologies launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded by Arnold Magcale, a recognized technology industry expert with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran. nautilusdt.com

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Pleasanton, California, February 22, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kirk Horton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“Kirk Horton is a remarkable leader and we’re pleased to see his visionary accomplishments recognized by this organization of esteemed channel industry experts,” said Arnold Magcale, CEO and Co-Founder of Nautilus Data Technologies. “Through Mr. Horton’s exemplary leadership, Nautilus Data Technologies successfully launched the innovative Admiral Partner Program – a channel program that is helping Nautilus set new standards for next generation data center management. Mr. Horton earned his place on the prestigious CRN 2016 Channel Chief list for his inspiring ability to chart a new course, and we applaud his achievements along with his fellow Channel Chiefs.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Nautilus Data Technologies



Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully launch a waterborne data center prototype, pioneering a new standard for data center efficiency, environmental sustainability and global scalability. The company was co-founded in 2013 by Arnold Magcale and Daniel Kekai, two recognized technology industry experts with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran and a certified dive master. nautilusdt.com

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Technology Industry Veteran Kirk Horton Joins Growing Management Team

Pleasanton, CA, November 19, 2015 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center infrastructure company, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kirk Horton, a technology industry veteran and proven leader in the data center sector. Mr. Horton takes over the Nautilus Data Technologies sales and marketing team as the company prepares to launch the world’s first commercial floating data center.

“We are excited to have Kirk Horton join our exceptional leadership team,” said Nautilus Data Technologies CEO, Arnold Magcale. “Mr. Horton has the perfect combination of technological expertise, visionary leadership and dynamic energy necessary to help Nautilus Data Technologies pioneer the next generation of data center solutions.”

Mr. Horton is a widely known and well-regarded leader in the data center industry with 20 years of experience heading global sales and channel organizations. He has an extensive background in the data center, cloud services and managed services industries and has successfully helped guide multiple companies to unprecedented performance and profits.

“Joining Nautilus Data Technologies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Kirk Horton, Nautilus Data Technologies VP of Sales and Marketing. “Nautilus Data Technologies is a transformational company that is revolutionizing the data center industry. I’m thrilled to play a role in history by helping launch the most energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective data center on the market.”

Prior to Nautilus Data Technologies, Mr. Horton served as Vice President of Channel Sales for IPR, a leading provider of cloud and colocation services. He was also Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Channels for Telx, a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in the United States. Prior to Telx, Horton served in executive sales and channel roles at leading data center and technology companies Globix (now QTS Realty Trust), Digital Island, and SpeedERA (Akamai) and was a key member of the management team that led those companies to remarkably successful exits.

Mr. Horton was named as a Top Channel Chief by CRN five times for leading program innovation and generating revenue. He also received the distinguished Circle of Excellence Award for leadership and innovation. He’s a past member and advisory board member of the Technology Channel Association (TCA) – the industry’s first non-profit trade association – and a coveted speaker at industry events. Mr. Horton attended California Polytechnic State University, SLO and has a BS Degree in Int’l Business Administration/Management from Notre Dame deNamur University.


About Nautilus Data Technologies



Nautilus Data Technologies launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded by Arnold Magcale, a recognized technology industry expert with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran. nautilusdt.com

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Pleasanton, California, November 16, 2015 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center infrastructure company, announced construction of its first commercial data center – a waterborne facility that will revolutionize the global data center industry.

Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully deploy a waterborne data center prototype, offering hosting, colocation and cloud services for primary computing needs, business continuity and disaster recovery services. With the introduction of its Waterborne Data Center solution, Nautilus will enable enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost of computing by providing the industry’s best-in-class power usage effectiveness (PUE), while operating the most environmentally sustainable data center on the market.

Construction of Nautilus’s first commercial data center follows the successful launch of its proof of concept prototype, which demonstrated a 30 percent decrease in energy consumption and operating costs when compared to land-based facilities. 

The water savings were even greater. 

Data centers rely on massive amounts of water for cooling. A single, mid-size data center can easily consume 130 million gallons of water a year — enough to supply nearly 2,000 people. But Nautilus’s proprietary technology consumes no water. By placing the disaster-resistant, marine-grade, data centers on Coast Guard certified barges, Nautilus Data Technologies utilizes the naturally-cooled water below the barge to reduce the temperature in the facility. This allows Nautilus to recycle the water and return it directly back into the body of water from where it originated, resulting in virtually no water loss.

“The Nautilus proof of concept prototype exceeded all expectations — validating how our waterborne approach will provide the most cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable data center on the market,” said Arnold Magcale, CEO and co-founder, Nautilus Data Technologies. “Our innovations are the most significant data center advances in decades — marking a revolutionary change in the data center industry.”

Traditional data center models are unsustainable. They are expected to consume 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, costing American businesses $13 billion a year in electricity bills and emitting nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year. With its proprietary infrastructure, and its complete suite of cloud and predictive data center infrastructure management (DCIM) technologies, Nautilus will help its customers reduce both their data center expenses and carbon footprints. Compared to current technology, annual savings in electricity costs are expected to be more than $4 million. Carbon dioxide emission reductions are estimated to be more than 19,000 tons per year — that’s the equivalent of taking 3,600 cars off the road.

“I admit I was skeptical at first, wondering who could have a material impact on data center economics while still reducing risk,” said Jay Kerley, CIO of Applied Materials, Inc. “But the leadership at Nautilus Data Technologies has done just that. Proprietary technology that will always keep you steps ahead of the efficiency curve no matter the underlying pace of change and innovation.”

Nautilus’s first commercial waterborne data center is being built at a Northern California Naval Shipyard and will be deployed at a secure port next year.


About Nautilus Data Technologies



Nautilus Data Technologies launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded by Arnold Magcale, a recognized technology industry expert with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran. nautilusdt.com

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