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BitBox USA and EdgeMicro Partnership Optimizes Distributed Edge Infrastructure Management

Partnership Emboldens Amplified Reliance on Internet Connectivity Amidst the Pandemic

Nashville, Tenn– June 11, 2020 – BitBox USA, LLC, providers of the BitBox IoT platform for multi-site, distributed facilities’ operational intelligence,and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, continue their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure, enables EdgeMicro’s micro data centers’ (MDCs) rolloutto hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally. 

EdgeMicro’s integration of the BitBox IoT platform–the market’s simplest to deploy, hardware agnostic and secure IoT platform–allows users to collect, organize and monitor data sets from distributed critical infrastructure such as EdgeMicro’s remote, lights out facilities. The platform’s BitBox Edge Appliance easily installs in any facility, telecommunications shelter, or edge location. Its intuitive and secure BitEngine cloud portal sorts and stores all the collected data from globally deployed edge sites, while the BitAPI offers authorization-based access to the enterprise data collection in a single documented API for web-based, micro-services analytics and third-party applications.  

“The innovative design of the BitBox IoT platform allows EdgeMicro to simplify distributed infrastructure management for providers and address latency and backhaul challenges for mobile network operators and content providers serving mobile internet users,” said Michael Skurla, CTO, BitBox USA, LCC. “Furthermore, our IoT platform allows EdgeMicro to scale and manage thousands of globally distributed facilities with ease, while limiting on-site truck-rolls for diagnostic purposes.”

As the premier platform-of-choice for innovative companies, EdgeMicro’s colocation solutions deliver the speed, consistency, and reliability needed to cache and compute at the edge by eliminating complexity and mitigating risk. Its prefabricated MDC facility design accommodates eight IT cabinets supported by two network racks. EdgeMicro provides72kW of protected power in each MDC.

“BitBox IoT Platform’s high reliability, simple deployment, and multiple physical plant systems monitoring ability was critical in expediting the scaling deployment and management of our micro data centers anywhere,”said Loren Zweig, EdgeMicro VP of Operations. “The integration allows us to seamlessly make simple or complex physical plant changes and updates to our micro data centers concurrently as we scale, or through a change management process activity, such as adding more UPS equipment, a generator, or additional rack PDUs, whatever it takes to satisfy our customers’ needs.”

The internet’s centralized content and peering model (both wired and wireless) is falling short of solving the performance needs of intelligent devices, high-frame-rate video, pattern/people recognition and mixed reality environments. EdgeMicro is creating a distributed carrier-neutral colocation platform and ecosystem positioned to resolve latency, capacity and security shortfalls present in today’s internet.

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About EdgeMicro
EdgeMicro is an edge colocation company launched in 2017 dedicated to delivering on the promise of edge computing. Founded by an elite team with telecommunications and data center expertise with a simple yet innovative solution, EdgeMicro is deploying hundreds of network-neutral, modular data centers that deliver the scale and flexibility required at the edge. For more information visit www.edgemicro.com and Follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About BitBox USA, LLC

BitBox USA offers the market’s most cost-effective, simple to install and deploy, hardware agnostic and secure IoT platform that collects, organizes and delivers distributed IoT data to allow remote monitoring and management of critical infrastructure on a scale. The IoT platform removes the complexity of vast edge facility portfolio management while enabling data-driven decisions to limit the operational expense of distributed infrastructure. The platform is applicable and deployed across multi-site telecommunications infrastructure, industrial IoT applications, healthcare, oil and gas, edge data centers and colo facilities.Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, BitBox USA has offices in Raleigh (NC), Mountain View (CA), and Chicago (IL). For more information, visit https://bitboxusa.com/ and Follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Sensors are modular by design, and ServersCheck has over 35 different sensing modules available including, but not limited to:

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Fred Dirla

Chief Executive Officer

 With over 20 years’ experience in various industry leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies, Dirla has established and successfully expanded data management and software businesses. A recognized industry thought leader in mission-critical and commercial facility management, automation, engineering and software development, Dirla was previously founder and CEO of the leading DCIM provider, FieldView Solutions, responsible for overall strategy, operations and financial management of the company before it was acquired by Nlyte Software where he served as COO. Previously, he was the COO of Energy Options, Service Manager at Johnson Controls, and General Manager of the Utilities privatization Division of Enron.

Luke Dalske

Chief Operating Officer

Luke Dalske oversees the company’s daily operations, working closely with the executive team to design and implement business operations to promote BitBox USA nationally and globally. Previously as Vice President of BitBox USA Deployment and Integration, Dalske led the monitoring platform’s deployment, integration, monitoring, and maintenance of distributed infrastructure from the core to the edge. A thought leader in data visualization and management with over 17 years’ experience in power monitoring, generator control systems, PLC, and SCADA, Dalske was previously with Schneider Electric’s professional services division where he led sales engineering, data center systems design, and implementation. Prior to that, he served as Senior Project Engineer and Engineer for Banks Integration Group and Syllogistix, respectively.

Mike Skurla

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Skurla has staked his claim at the nexus of software, hardware, and analytics.  With more than 22 years’ experience in control automation and IoT product design with fortune 500 companies, Skurla rigorously pursues outcome-based analytics for mission-critical industries  such as retail, telecommunications, healthcare, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM). 

As a contributor to various industry publications, Skurla’s articles have appeared in Critical Facilities, LD+A, and USGBC.  He is a contributing member of CABA, ASHRAE, IES Education, and USGBC and a frequent lecturer on the evolving use of analytics and emerging IT technologies to foster efficiency within commercial facility design.

Jon Trout

Founder

Throughout his civilian and military career, Jon has been recognized for his effectiveness  at translating business requirements into strategic, actionable direction for multi-site teams.

Before co-founding BitBox USA, Jon was the VP of Engineering & Production for TrendPoint–a Schneider Electric subsidiary. In this role, Jon led a staff of 12 in the Technology, Production, Procurement, and Engineering Departments with the goals of defining technology vision, crafting sales messages, and establishing an ISO certified manufacturing process. Under Jon’s leadership, his team established the EnerSure power metering platform, used pervasively in top data facilities around the world.

In 2015, Jon sought a new challenge in the emerging concept of Edge Data Centers. He co-founded BitBox USA to aggressively develop and deploy industrial software solutions to manage these critical facilities. Jon’s vision paid off as the Edge market has grown substantially – leading to the acquisition of BitBox USA by Compass Data Centers in 2017.

Prior to civilian roles, Jon served as a Research & Development Technician in the U.S. Navy where he designed and developed a naval Command and Control system still in use today. He was also a Combat Systems Electronics Manager, accountable for the preventative maintenance program for external communications and data exchange processing systems.

Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and has authored several articles in industry-leading publications on the topics of engineering scalable and cost-effective metering.