RagingWire Names William Dougherty Chief Technology Officer

New position focuses on data center services, software automation, and innovation

October 24, 2013

RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider, announced today that William Dougherty has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dougherty previously served as RagingWire’s Vice President of Information Technology (IT). In his expanded role, Dougherty will be responsible for software development, product management, IT engineering and architecture, and service delivery including RagingWire’s network operations centers.

“Bill Dougherty brings a customer-centric view to his role as RagingWire’s technical leader,” said George Macricostas, CEO and founder of RagingWire. “Under Bill’s leadership, RagingWire has achieved new levels of automation, control, and transparency for our customers. I am pleased that Bill will take on this expanded role and continue to drive our data center solutions.”

William Dougherty - Chief Technology Officer, RagingWire Data CentersMr. Dougherty joined RagingWire in 2011. His team has been responsible for designing new data center service offerings, developing software monitoring and management systems, and providing technical support to RagingWire’s customer base. Under Dougherty’s leadership, RagingWire expanded the world-class N-MatrixTM data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system that integrates more than 20 applications and presents detailed power and security reports to customers via an interactive portal. Dougherty and team also introduced a portfolio of new data center services including Campus Connect network connectivity between RagingWire’s data center sites, Colo Connect fiber solutions between RagingWire’s Ashburn site and data centers in Northern Virginia, and Backup Services, a fully-managed, enterprise-grade service for data backup, replication, and recovery.

“RagingWire is recognized for leading the data center industry in innovation and customer experience,” said Dougherty. “I am honored to be named RagingWire’s Chief Technology Officer and excited about the opportunity to enhance and extend our portfolio of customer-focused technologies, systems, and services.”

Prior to joining RagingWire in 2011, Dougherty was the director of site operations at online ticket marketplace StubHub, an eBay company, where he was responsible for global site operations. Before StubHub, Dougherty was vice president of operations at FusionStorm and held various IT operations and security roles at global automobile e-commerce firm Copart. He has nearly 20 years of experience in information technology and data center operations, including high performance computing, e-commerce operations, information security, and network operations management.

Mr. Dougherty holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Capella University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.