H5 Colo

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The H5 COLO facility is engineered with highly redundant systems that maximize availability, prevent outages and offer flexible lab/office space
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ABOUT US >

H5 COLO, launched in May 2008, is a purpose-built facility designed to provide a secure location for a fault-tolerant IT infrastructure for mission-critical data and staff.

H5 COLO is in a hardened SSAE 16 (SAS 70 Type II) compliant Data Center established to provide high-quality Data Center and Colocation solutions. The facility management is onsite and monitored by the Network Operations Center Staff and in house engineering teams 24/7/365.

H5 COLO has assembled a team of professionals with years of experience in providing “World-Class” customer service to organizations, ranging from small business to the Fortune 500s. H5 COLO’s ongoing investment in state-of-the-art equipment incorporates the latest in power efficiencies to offer reduced operating costs and a 100% uptime guarantee. H5 COLO is committed to protecting, connecting and powering your most critical information assets. The team at H5 COLO understands business needs as well as technology.

H5 COLO is located just blocks from the “High Five” interchange near Central Expressway(75) and LBJ Freeway(635), yet centrally situated from downtown Dallas, Love Field Airport, Richardson, McKinney, Mesquite, the “Mid-Cities,” and DFW International Airport.

LEADERSHIP >

WALT CHAMBERS, President

Walt Chambers brings over 25 years of technical and management expertise in Information Systems Design and implementation, Large Project Management, Auditing, Security, Management Consulting to CIO's and Pen / Tablet computer systems and Marketing. This experience spans multiple industries including Retail Sales, Banking and Finance, Construction, and Pen / Tablet Computing. Walt's education includes a degree in Computer Science (with minors in Accounting and Business Information Systems) from the University of North Texas as well as MSCE and MSCD training.

Walt started working with McKnight Properties to bring new life to the Data Center facility in 2005. The H5 COLO Data Center is located in 4 Park Central once known as the “JC Penney Credit Card Processing Center.” As part of this project Walt setup a prototype colocation center to provide colocation and internet services for the building tenants in both the 4 Park Central and 21-story 3 Park Central office tower next door.

Walt has worked for companies such as: MBNA, Lincoln Properties, Zales, HOGAN systems, American Savings & Loan. He has done Consulting work for major banks in Australia such as: Bank of Melbourne, State Bank of South Australia, Australian New Zealand Bank (ANZ, Australia’s largest). While reporting to the CIO of these banks, Walt provided consulting and design expertise in such areas as:

  • Security standards and procedures,
  • Audit controls and reports,
  • Technical Support and Operations staff to architect all phases of Software Development Life cycle.

Walt has also had startup experience in Silicon Valley developing Pen / Tablet Computers for a major Japanese company.

ROBERT GREEN, Director of Network Services

Robert Green brings over 16 years of technical and management experience to H5 COLO. His expertise lies in data systems network engineering, startup operations, budgeting and cost reduction. This experience has made him a valuable member of H5 COLO team. Robert has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has had extensive Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering and Cisco Certified training courses CCNA, CCNP, CCIE.

Robert is H5 COLO’s Director of Network Services. He is responsible with forming and establishing H5 COLO’s 24/7/365 Network Operations Center and manages the network infrastructures. He has had extensive experience as a Network Engineer for various companies. While employed with XO, he fueled expansion from 30 sites to 50 sites and pioneered by dividing the team into two groups with a primary and backup resource assigned to each functional network, to prevent issues related to employee absence or turnover. He spearheaded upgrades of 30 sites from an OC12 backbone to an OC48 backbone in 5 months; as well as orchestrated more than 110 upgrades to Voice over IP networks in 11 months as well as upgrade of eight peering sites to OC192.

As Engineering Manager for Telemetry at XO, Robert was brought on to build and support networks spanning the U.S. and Europe across 26 sites. Scope of responsibility included administering a $5 million budget, ordering equipment, providing Tier III support and serving as backup Network Engineer on all Cisco gear. Robert is credited with implementing a web server to track IP addresses, engineering packages, locations, connection types and equipment assignments and designs while also providing the support team with a comprehensive resource for troubleshooting networks. Mr. Green attained extremely low levels of employee turnover by demonstrating a proactive leadership approach based on open communication, frequent collaboration and appreciation of unique traits.

He produced $1.1 million in savings by instituting remote access troubleshooting capability for two diverse networks extending the U.S. with four European sites.

Robert, as Director of Network Engineering and Remote Sites at Internet America progressed through positions of increasing responsibility with Internet America, where he acted as the Director of Networking and managed a $4 Million annual budget.

Green supervised an eight-member team in the design, development and implementation of Internet connection encompassing three DS3 pipes to different providers, a 1,000-modem dialup bank and six remote sites.