GIGA was formed by a group of data center professionals, designers, and engineers who saw the future of data center technology. Our mission is to reinvent the data center to improve your economic performance and impact on the environment by making cutting-edge technology available to everyone, not just Hyperscale IT companies.

Our team has been involved in the data center market for decades. We have built out some of the largest and most technically advanced data centers on the planet for the leading Enterprise IT firms. Companies such as AT&T, Microsoft, Southern California Edison, and U.S. Federal agencies including the Dept. of Energy use data centers built with the cost-saving modular systems designed and deployed by our team.

Jake Ring

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to GIGA, Jake founded DC BLOX as CEO in 2014 to provide comprehensive data center services for the SMB market including colocation and managed services. In 2017 he was made Vice Chairman after pivoting the company to providing expanded availability and network services, then left to found GIGA Data Centers to serve the Enterprise colocation market.

Prior to this, he was CMO for GE Energy Management where he led the global development of strategy and commercialization initiatives and led the creation of GE’s Critical Power business. Before GE, he spent over nine years managing portfolio companies for private equity investors of electrical & electronic manufacturing businesses. He has also held executive leadership roles with Newark Electronics, American Superconductor Corp., and Emerson Electric, in which he led Marketing & Product Management for the Liebert division. He can be reached here.

James Longacre

Chief Engineer

James is a military veteran and an accomplished creative, results-oriented engineer and leader with over 20+ years of electrical power systems and mission-critical infrastructure development. A holder of several patents, he is a Fellow in Good Standing of the International Hive Consortium and active member of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He has been instrumental in the planning, design and construction of data center facilities for IT and telecom including Microsoft, Apple, AT&T, and US Departments of Energy and Defense. He can be reached here.

Daniel Robbins

Executive Vice President, Data Center Solutions

Daniel joins Giga Data Centers from DCD and SGI where he was the Principal Program Manager, World Wide Business Development Manager for the ICE Cube Product line. In early 2008, Daniel left Microsoft as a Data Center consultant to take over and build a new Modular Data Center (MDC) program for SGI (formerly Rackable Systems). He took a product concept and drove/accelerated the concept to a successful product-market fit with a customer backed approach. Within 5 months Daniel kicked off a global MDC program with two employees, no marketing, zero internal funding, and a strategic global partnership strategy that included the manufacturer of Microsoft’s first Containerized Data Centers. Within 12 months the MDC pipeline grew to over $40M, including manufacturing in the US and Europe and deployments on nearly every continent. A visionary within the MDC industry, Daniel drove the company’s go-to-market strategy, while aligning marketing & product development to sales in support of the company’s mission statement. He can be reached here.

David Poller

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

David is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities for GIGA, including customers for GIGA’s colocation data center facilities, build-to-suit opportunities and sale lease-back pursuits. As GIGA’s primary point of contact for the industry, his focus is on establishing new customer relationships in order to expand GIGA’s presence in the data center market.

David draws from 15-plus years of industry experience, working with and representing data center end-users. Prior to GIGA, David was VP of Sales for En Pointe Technologies (subsidiary of PCM, Inc.) where he led high-performing sales organizations across the United States and was responsible for growing the Account Executive teams. He can be reached here.

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