Nautilus is the only OCP Ready™ colo facility available in North America

Nautilus Stockton Data Center is the only OCP Ready colocation facility available in North America
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11/2/2021 – Nautilus Data Technologies, the leading provider of ultra-scalable, high-density data center solutions has achieved OCP Ready certification making it the only OCP Ready™ Colo facility available in North America. The Stockton 1 Data Center’s water-cooled system is highly efficient and capable of supporting the most advanced open infrastructure deployments. With a 75% reduction in system losses versus the industry average, this new solution provides customers with an environmentally sustainable alternative that handles today’s demanding workloads as well as tomorrow’s increasingly more powerful requirements.  

“We are proud to partner with an organization that is driving innovation through collaboration,” said Jim Connaughton, CEO at Nautilus. “The Open Compute Project provides a robust framework for validating the value and effectiveness of our technology. Open hardware designs that enable higher density workloads accelerates Nautilus’ mission to bring high performance compute, ultra-sustainably, to all areas of the globe.”  

The OCP Ready colocation facility certification process is a thorough self-assessment independently reviewed by OCP according to meticulous standards. Evaluations assess the full range of facility design aspects, including access, white space, electrical, cooling, cabling, and service.  

“The team at Nautilus has been quick to engage the Community and we’re excited to have their thought leadership within the Data Center Facilities project. Their recent OCP Ready™ certification provides enterprises with a highly efficient facility in North America that is optimized for OCP hardware and a team that truly understands the importance of collaboration to drive growth.” said Steve Helvie, VP of Channel for OCP.

The Stockton 1 Data Center is the first high-density data center to eliminate water use. The data center can cool 55kW+ per rack, uses no refrigerants or treatment chemicals, and offers a specialized data hall for innovation testing. The facility is rack agnostic and allows for immersion, direct-to-chip, rear-door cooling units, and other innovations. 

“We are very excited to join the Open Compute Project community and become an approved OCP Ready™ colocation provider,” said Arnold Magcale, the founder and Chief Scientist, “Our collaboration with OCP not only greatly benefits new hyperscale deployments but also fosters global scaling of environmentally sustainable data centers through adoption of our simpler and more effective cooling technology.” 


About the Open Compute Project Foundation 

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) was initiated in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center’s networking equipment, general purpose and GPU servers, storage devices and appliances, and scalable rack designs. OCP’s collaboration model is being applied beyond the data center, helping to advance the telecom industry & EDGE infrastructure.  Learn more at


About Nautilus Data Technologies 

Nautilus Data Technologies has created the world’s most environmentally innovative, water-cooled data center infrastructure, setting new standards for high-performance, efficiency, sustainability, and global scalability. Nautilus’ patented TRUE™ (“Total Resource Usage Effectiveness”) cooling system integrates proven maritime and industrial water-cooling technologies with next generation data center infrastructure to mark a new era of performance for the data center industry. TRUE™ reduces energy costs, eliminates water consumption, produces no wastewater, uses no harmful refrigerants or wastewater treatment chemicals, and lowers air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. TRUE™ further enables the widespread availability of high-performance computing for artificial intelligence and machine learning based applications for remote education, telemedicine, telework, smart city, smart grid, smart transportation, gaming, and other valuable compute-intensive applications, accelerating global access to the substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits they provide.

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Chad Romine

Chad Romine has over two decades of experience in technical and strategic business development. As Vice President of Business Development for Nautilus Data Technologies, Mr. Romine brings global connectivity to some of the most prominent global influencers in technology. Mr. Romine has led startups and under-performing companies to successful maturity built largely upon solid partnerships. Proven results in negotiating mutually beneficial strategic alliances and joint ventures. Outside of work, Chad has invested time fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Romine recently helped secure funding and led marketing for the completion of a new private University.

Ashley Sturm

Ashley Sturm is a marketing and strategy leader with more than 15 years of experience developing strategic marketing initiatives to increase brand affinity, shape the customer experience, and grow market share. As the Vice President of Marketing at Nautilus Data Technologies, Ashley is responsible for all global marketing initiatives; she integrates the corporate strategy, marketing, branding, and customer experience to best serve clients and produce real business results. Before joining Nautilus Data Technologies, she served as the Senior Director of Marketing Brand and Content for NTT Global Data Centers Americas, spearheading marketing efforts to open two out of six data center campuses. Prior to NTT, Ashley led global marketing through the startup of Vertiv’s Global Data Center Solutions business unit, where she developed the unit’s foundational messaging and established global and regional marketing teams. Ashley’s career experience includes extensive work with the US Navy through the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness as well as broadcast journalism. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in converged media from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.

Paul Royere

Paul Royere is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Nautilus Data Technologies. For more than twenty years, he has specialized in finance and administration leadership for emerging technology companies, guiding them through high growth commercialization. In addition to senior team roles guiding strategic business operations, Mr. Royere has directed cross-functional teams in implementing business support systems, designing and measuring business plan performance, leading pre/post-merger activities, and delivering requisite corporate, tax and audit compliance.

While at 365 Data Centers, Mr. Royere served as Vice President of Finance leading a multi-discipline restructuring in preparation for the successful sale of seventeen data centers. As Vice President and Corporate Controller at Reliance Globalcom, Royere led the finance and business support teams to and through the conversion from a privately held company to a subsidiary of an international public conglomerate.

Arnold Magcale

Arnold Magcale is founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nautilus Data Technologies. As a recognized leader and respected visionary in the technology industry, he specializes in data center infrastructure, high-availability networks, cloud design, and Software as a Service (SaaS) Technology.

While serving on the management team of Exodus Communications, he launched one of Silicon Valley’s first data centers. Mr. Magcale’s background includes executive positions at Motorola Mobility, where his team deployed the first global Droid devices, and LinkSource Technologies and The Quantum Capital Fund, serving as Chief Technology Officer. He was an early adopter and implementer of Cloud Computing and a member of the team at Danger, Inc., acquired by Microsoft.

Mr. Magcale had a distinguished ten year career in the United States Navy Special Forces. His military and maritime expertise provided the foundation for inventing the world’s first commercial waterborne data center.

Patrick Quirk

Patrick Quirk is a business and technology executive who specializes in operations management, strategic partnerships, and technology leadership in data center, telecommunications, software, and semiconductor markets. Prior to joining Nautilus, he spent the past year working with small businesses and non-profits on survival and growth strategies in addition to PE advisory roles for critical infrastructure acquisitions. Quirk was the President of Avocent Corp, a subsidiary of Vertiv, the Vice President and General Manager for the IT Systems business, and the VP/GM of Converged Systems at Emerson Network Power, providing data center management infrastructure for data center IT, power, and thermal management products. He has held numerous global leadership roles in startups and large multinational companies including LSI and Motorola in the networking and semiconductor markets.

Rob Pfleging

Most recently, Rob was the Senior Vice President of Global Solutions at Vertiv Co, formerly Emerson Network Power. Vertiv Co is an international company that designs, develops and maintains critical infrastructures that run vital applications in data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Rob was responsible for the global solutions line of business at ​​Vertiv, which serves the Americas, Europe and Asia. Prior to Vertiv, Rob was the Vice President of Expansion and Innovation, Datacenter Engineering at CenturyLink, where he was responsible for 55 datacenters across North America, Europe and Asia. Before working for CenturyLink, Rob was the Executive Director of Computer/Data Center Operations at Mercy, where he led datacenter engineering and operations, desktop field services, call center services, and asset management and logistics for more than 40 hospitals. Before fulfilling this mission at Mercy, Rob held various engineering management and sales positions at Schneider Electric. Rob Pfleging additionally served for 6 years in the United States Marine Corps.

James Connaughton

James Connaughton is a globally distinguished energy, environment, technology expert, as both corporate leader and White House policymaker. Mr. Connaughton is the CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies, a high-performance, ultra-efficient, and sustainable data center infrastructure company powered by its proprietary water-cooling system. Before joining Nautilus Data Technologies, he served as Executive Vice President of, a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation.

From 2009-2013, Mr. Connaughton was Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Exelon and Constellation Energy, two of America’s cleanest, competitive suppliers of electricity, natural gas, and energy services. In 2001, Mr. Connaughton was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate to serve as Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He served as President George W. Bush’s senior advisor on energy, environment, and natural resources, and as Director of the White House Office of Environmental Policy. During his eight-year service, Mr. Connaughton worked closely with the President, the Cabinet, and the Congress to develop and implement energy, environment, natural resource, and climate change policies. An avid ocean conservationist, Mr. Connaughton helped establish four of the largest and most ecologically diverse marine resource conservation areas in the world.

Mr. Connaughton is a member of the Advisory Board of the ClearPath Foundation and serves as an Advisor to X (Google’s Moonshot Factory) and Shine Technologies, a medical and commercial isotope company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Resources for the Future and a member of the Advisory Boards at Yale’s Center on Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia’s Global Center on Energy Policy.