About

Our Story

Welcome to OpenColo, a 71,000 square foot boutique data center located in the City of Santa Clara, CA. With more than 15 years of experience providing customers with superior colocation and other hosting services, our team custom designed a data center that allows us to best serve our customers’ needs.

Power delivery is crucial to data center design and operation. OpenColo has implemented N+1 cooling, an above industry standard 2N power redundancy to compliment our 100% uptime SLA, and a busway power delivery system for custom power configurations and faster power upgrades. Santa Clara is home to Silicon Valley Power (SVP), which offers better reliability and lower costs than PG&E and has the best operational history of any power company in California.

Network is also essential to our customers. With a BGP blend of five Tier 1 upstream providers and more than 50 peered networks, our bandwidth and connectivity are guaranteed to deliver your content to your customers quickly and reliably, even to the most highly congested markets. As we are a carrier neutral data center, customers can bring in additional providers with cross connects, allowing our customers to take full advantage of Santa Clara’s unsurpassed fiber density.

Our own team of technicians is available onsite 24/7. Experienced data center technicians and network engineers will help resolve your concerns in a timely manner. The Sales and Billing representatives are easily reachable by email or phone, know customers by name, and are here to address any question or need.

Executive Team

SALLY Simkiss

Co-Founder and CEO

Prior to the founding of OpenColo, Sally has served as CEO of Energy Group Networks LLC since 2003. Before that, Sally was a founder of Bean-Net, a gaming and streaming server provider.

Sally graduated with a BA in American Studies from Trinity College in Connecticut with a focus on Art History and Political Science.

SCOTT Brookshire

Co-Founder and CTO

Scott Brookshire is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at OpenColo. He drives and develops the company’s technical strategy and provides technical direction and insight. He is hands-on in providing the OpenColo leadership with the necessary tools and insights to further the company’s mission and goals.

Scott has as Bachelor’s degree from Cogswell Polytechnical College and brings with him over 20 years of working inside and out of the datacenter space. He emphasizes developing long lasting relationships with customers, vendors and partners and is continually striving for win-win opportunities.

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JONATHAN Bitran

Co-Founder and COO

Jonathan Bitran serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Energy Group Networks LLC and the OpenColo data center brand. Prior to co-founding the company in 2003, Jonathan worked for 8 years as a Data Center Technician for Pelephone Communications Ltd, one of Israel's largest mobile network operators.

Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience in the data center and hosting industry. In the early 2000's Jonathan was an early pioneer of internet radio, operating a streaming radio network.

JAMES Chen

Vice-President of Sales Engineering

James serves as VP of Sales Engineering at Opencolo. James also serves as General Manager of Energy Group Networks LLC, a leading provider of colocation services and bare-metal servers in Silicon Valley.

James has more than 20 years of Technology Consulting experience and holds a BA in Anthropology and Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and multiple technical certifications.

LOU Pasquale

Facilities Manager

Lou Pasquale leads the Facility Operations team at OpenColo. A veteran of the datacenter world, he brings over 20 years of experience in managing state-of-the-art facilities as well as teams of datacenter professionals. He has expertise in the implementation of industry best practices, policy, and procedure for effective datacenter management and preventative maintenance, all of which combine in a smooth, efficient, and cost-effective datacenter.

Most recently he was the Senior Manager of Data Center Engineering at Element Critical, a leading provider of datacenter facility.