The team behind Micron21.
Ever since Micron21's inception, the people selected to represent the company and uphold its values have been as important as the technical infrastructure we rely on every day. Chosen from a variety of backgrounds that complement each other, every person at Micron21 is highly experienced in their field.
Every member of our team contributes to our customer service, customer experience, and service design and delivery.
If our Network is the backbone of Micron21, and our data centre is the beating heart, then the Micron21 team is the soul that binds it all together.
From the Managing Director:
James has a passion for every aspect of the data centre industry. He has played major roles in the design, development and ongoing daily operation of the Micron21.
In 2009, James recognised the opportunity to build a data centre business within his family's printing company. His vision was motivated by the opportunity presented by clients increasingly seeking cloud-based services.
Despite holding a Monash University Post Graduate Masters Medical Degree and operating an international automotive high performance modification and tuning business, James left to invest in the Micron21 Data Centre.
His mission and goals were simple;
Provide high quality data centre cloud services direct to end users who;
- did not require a large amount of physical space
- require mission critical fault tolerant services
- require control over security, power, cooling and network services.
Micron21 quickly became a name that clients associate with confidence and high-quality service. Over the past seven years, the organisation has grown from a single-rack operation become Australia's first design certified tier 4 facility.
Today, James operates AS38880, one of Australia's most peered global networks with over 1600 peers and 700gbit of DDoS protection capacity. The network supports some of the largest ISPs, content providers and hosting companies in Australia.
With a dedicated passion for every aspect of the data centre industry, James is involved in designing, building and operating facilities. Thousands of businesses around the world rely on his extensive knowledge of structural, mechanical, electrical and IP networks to support mission critical cloud and data centre services.
- Founded Micron21 in 2009.
- Hosted WhiteNight Melbourne's website during its peak.
- Protected an Australian Business from the largest DDoS attack recorded in Australia.
- Achieved Tier 4 Design certification in 2016.
- Loving father of three children.