Mike Parham joined WWT in July 2011 and has been in the IT industry for more than 17 years. Prior to WWT, Mike worked for Schneider Electric and a large IT distributor. His expertise includes data center design and facilities. As a Technical Solutions Architect for the National team, he pulls experience from the IT, security and facilities side of the data center to solve business problems with a holistic, consultative approach for WWT customers across all markets.
Tell us about your background and how you got into technology.I started in the technology industry in 1996 with a large solutions provider and then moved to APC in 2004. I joined WWT in 2011 as a National Technical Solutions Architect and support our customers with power, cooling and rack solutions.Describe your role at WWT.I serve as the national technical solutions architect focused on power, cooling and rack solutions for our data center practice.What innovation is happening in FIT that has you really excited?I’m currently excited about close coupled row based cooling solutions and how they can help our customers overcome roadblocks. Traditional cooling designs have been around for more than 20 years, and are oftentimes obstacles for customers deploying next generation IT solutions like converged infrastructure, blades and high density networking solutions.Describe a recent interaction with a customer that lead to solving a problem.Recently, a Midwest DoD base was converting a small room into a server room to house FlexPod equipment and other miscellaneous networking and server gear. They needed a UPS and distribution solution that was agile and scalable to provide enough redundant power from the start with the ability to scale in the future. We designed a N+1 Modular UPS solution with distribution and turnkey install to meet their requirements.