Andy Pace

Andy Pace

Andy has built his career in the internet infrastructure industry, holding positions at an early age as a server build technician to system administrator. This experience helped Andy become one of the industry’s most respected and well known technologists. As the Chief Operating Officer for SingleHop, Andy oversees everything from data center operations, to server installs, to the implementation of new products.

While Andy holds numerous technology certifications, his most valuable attribute is his decades-long real-world experience in the field. Leveraging that experience, Andy brings a rare blend of technical know-how and operational foresight that helps him lead SingleHop’s world class operations team.

Today, Andy uses his talents to enhance the customer experience at SingleHop and keep SingleHop on the ‘bleeding’ edge of technology in the industry. When Andy isn't working on SingleHop’s operations or infrastructure, he leverages his technical expertise to master the science of brewing beer.

Articles by Andy Pace

Apr 15, 2014
Andy Pace

To most people a data center probably just looks like a big boring building with no windows, kind of like a prison. But to the people who spend their days on the inside, it’s much more interesting—even above and beyond the electrical and mechanical engineering. There are so many components that go into the upkeep […]

5 Data Center Needs
Dec 20, 2013
Andy Pace

Network design for a data center is more than just making a bigger network than what you have at home. It involves creating a plan based off of what matters the most to you or your business and selecting gear that brings that plan to life. When it was time to design SingleHop’s network, we […]

Network Design 101
Dec 10, 2013
Andy Pace

Either you’ve outgrown your server space or you’re a brand new company that needs to find a data center. So, what do you do? Shopping for a data center seems like a daunting process and it really can be, but if you know what to look for, you’ll find the right place in no time. […]

Data Center Shopping
Apr 23, 2013
Andy Pace

Get ready folks! We’re about to go behind the scenes with SingleHop’s Operations team, focusing on what we do (and what we do differently) when deploying a SingleHop location. Some may think that turning up a new location for SingleHop is a daunting task. However with the years of automation we’ve put in place it is actually […]

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Apr 3, 2013
Andy Pace

The big news around here is that we’ve just opened our fourth data center—this one located in Amsterdam. Ahhh! Amsterdam! What a city! It’s called “Venice of the North” for good reason with its 165 canals (about 15 more than Venice) and about 90 islands. Trees and tulips,  and all sorts of other beauties and charms that […]

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Mar 28, 2013
Andy Pace

A few months ago, when Joe McKendrick over at Forbes.com wrote his 7 Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2013 That Make Perfect Sense, his #1 prediction was “More Hosted Private Clouds.” And his #6 prediction was “Cloud Talent Shortages Loom.” Based on these predictions, if he were picking stocks, I’d pay attention. The enterprise has […]

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Feb 19, 2013
Andy Pace

All of us here at SingleHop are excited about our our new SingleHop Public Cloud, powered by VMware. VMware provides a wealth of features that SingleHop is embracing to power our move into the world of utility-based cloud computing. With our new resource-based computing platform, you’ll be able to adjust your resources like turning the […]

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Feb 6, 2013
Andy Pace

Avoiding single points of failure has been part of our philosophy—and design—since the origins of our company. The philosophy includes avoiding single points of backhoes and diggers as well. Avoiding backhoes is no laughing matter, as the actions of heavy equipment operators, whether in front of your building or miles away, are beyond your control. […]

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Jan 22, 2013
Andy Pace

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate enough to receive a lot of attention for the way we leverage automation in the data center to operate efficiently, provide a better quality of service and improve the customer experience. When we first set out to automate our business, we weren’t trying to set any records or anything […]

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Dec 12, 2011
Andy Pace

Specialization. It’s everywhere. Think about it, how did you or the person behind you in line order your coffee this morning? “Grande, soy, dry, cap,” sound familiar? What happen to “I’ll take a large black coffee”?  This type of specialization stretches far beyond your corner coffee shop, I promise! The chances are that your business […]

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