Serverfarm create new VP of Colocation Europe role to meet Europe’s rising colo demands spurred by the pandemic

Serverfarm announced the addition of Jochem Steman to its leadership team. Steman will take on the role of the company’s VP of Colocation Europe. In this newly created position, he will be charged with leading the company’s colocation services across the most critical data centre markets in Europe, including Amsterdam, where the company owns and operates facilities.

This position has been developed in response to the growing need for colocation spurred by the pandemic. According to a recent report, the European colocation market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 13 per cent from 2021 to 2028.

“Jochem has a proven history of scaling and expanding technology-driven business and companies across highly competitive global markets,” Avner Papouchado, CEO of Serverfarm, said. “His keen ability to drive results coupled with his customer-centric approach will only add to our ability to provide best-in-class colocation while enabling customers to scale and transform digitally across key European markets.”

The new appointment underscores the company’s tremendous growth. Currently, they have over 700 locations under management across more than 40 countries and are rapidly growing. Moreover, their parent company recently rebranded from Server Farm Realty, LLC to Serverfarm, LLC. This change directly reflects the company’s 24 years of growth, evolving from a real estate brokerage and management firm to the leading technology and data centre services company delivering to global Fortune 500 companies.

“I am excited to join such a well-respected leadership team that has established a clear vision for global growth,” Jochem Steman, vice president of Colocation Europe, said. “I believe Serverfarm’s unique approach supports digital transformation over the whole spectrum: data centre design, colocation and IT management making Serverfarm the leading DMaaS (Data Center Management as a Service) provider in the world.”

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