Nautilus Data Technologies, the industry leader in water-cooled data centers for rapid deployment with minimal environmental impact, today announced the appointment of Rob Pfleging as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1. Pfleging succeeds CEO James Connaughton, who will remain with Nautilus as Chairperson of the Board, sustainability leader, and advocate for the company.
“Nautilus set out on a specific mission to unleash computing performance with the smallest environmental footprint for the greatest social gain globally,” said Connaughton. “We have proven that mission is achievable with breakthrough innovations in data center architecture, engineering, construction, and operation validated by the successful commissioning of our first commercial scale data center, onboarding of leading customers, and partnership with a growing network of international suppliers and developers. Following two years of operational success as company President, Rob is the ideal leader to take us forward and deliver on this mission globally.”
Pfleging’s experience spans two decades in the data center industry. He was pivotal in growing Vertiv’s data center infrastructure business worldwide as the Senior Vice President of Global Solutions, one of the company’s most prominent business units. Before Vertiv, he was responsible for 55 data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia as the Vice President of Expansion and Innovation, Datacenter Engineering at CenturyLink. His experience includes leadership roles at Mercy, Schneider Electric, APC, and the United States Marine Corps.
“For the last two decades, I’ve built data centers striving for greater efficiency with each project but only achieving incremental improvements,” said Pfleging. “But Nautilus’ combination of data center delivery and water-cooling technology allows us to set unparalleled benchmarks for efficiency, performance, and sustainability. With our build and cooling innovations, we can help customers build data centers in half the time and in a wider range of locations; especially difficult to develop locations where demand for data center services is dramatically increasing. We’re in a unique position to help organizations integrate their need for sustainability and their need to deploy new data center capacity faster than ever before. I look forward to helping transform the industry to a more sustainable future.”
Nautilus Data Technologies created the world’s most efficient data center infrastructure. Nautilus is all about speed to market while reducing the impact on nature to enable the greatest outcomes for their customer’s businesses, and the communities we serve. This is made possible by the proprietary water-cooling technology and a sustainably architected, engineered, and prefabricated package of integrated infrastructure and building systems. Nautilus solutions accelerate and simplify delivery, construction, and operations of data centers while lowering energy use by 30% and eliminating water consumption and other harmful environmental impacts.