I heard rumors Mike Manos was moving on, and now it is publicly confirmed..
Microsoft’s Manos Joins Digital Realty TrustApril 8th, 2009 : Rich Miller
Michael Manos, who was a key architect of Microsoft’s data center strategy, has left the company and accepted a position with Digital Realty Trust (DLR). Manos will serve as Senior Vice President of Technical Services for Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center landlord, the company said today. Manos (pictured at left) had been General Manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft Global Foundation Services, and was responsible for data center construction, design and operations for all Microsoft’s data centers around the world. He had been a key advocate for containerized design principles seen in Microsoft’s widely discussed Generation 4 design.
In his new position, Manos will oversee data center design and construction across Digital Realty’s global portfolio of properties, as well as technical operations. Manos will also spearhead the launch of a new professional services offering that the company will unveil shortly.
Note the comment that Mike is heading up a new professional services offering. I think Digital Realty Trust’s HR department will find they have a 100x increase in their job applications with this PR.
Who can blame Mike for taking a job where he was a Microsoft General Manager and is now a Sr VP?
As Mike has been a blogger, we can hope he keeps up the blogging effort at Digital Realty Trust and shares more of his knowledge as he has had 2 different blogs to share information.
I am sure it will not be long before we see Mike presenting at a data center conference as Digital Realty Trust Sr. VP.
Here is the official Digital Realty Trust Press Release.