David Szczur

David Szczur

David Szczur, our Director of Facilities, joined SingleHop in 2007. Born and raised in the South Chicago suburbs, Dave is a seasoned performance hardware enthusiast. In his daily responsibilities, Dave oversees and all hardware vendor relations, research, selection, procurement, staffing and monitoring for all three of SingleHop’s data centers.

Over the years, David has managed numerous data center launches for SingleHop, including its two newest facilities in Elk Grove Village, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona. Today, Dave spends his time managing three data centers and planning the fourth. When he isn't managing data centers, he likes to jam with his band or work on his hardware rig at home.

Articles by David Szczur

May 14, 2013
David Szczur

It is no longer a debate whether or not solid-state drives are ready for prime-time, or if there are any performance benefits you yourself can realize from adding an SSD to your setup. Be it a cheap, light-purpose netbook, a desktop, or a mission-critical quad-processor server, an SSD will absolutely show you some performance gains […]

SSD in Their Native Habitat
Oct 20, 2011
David Szczur

Dupont Fabros Technology is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) which specializes in developing and operating enterprise level datacenters in locations across the US. They are known for their forward thinking and incredible redundancy built into each multi-hundred-million facility they create. SingleHop, through ServerCentral, leverages their Elk Grove Village location for its close proximity to […]

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Mar 21, 2011
David Szczur

To the untrained eye, a server cabinet is nothing more than a tall, black metal box with locking doors on it. To the trained eye, however, it is a vessel of incredible potential. In my last post, I described how SingleHop installs core cabinets and other support equipment when we add new datacenter space. Today, […]

datacenter
Mar 3, 2011
David Szczur

Building a new data center, or expanding an existing one, is a monumental task. When it’s done right, our clients don’t notice a thing, other than the influx of available dedicated servers. But behind the scenes, it’s a real labor of love, with a lot of excitement and a lot of hard work. As SingleHop’s […]

blue-cords
Nov 18, 2009
David Szczur

A few new additions to SingleHop’s offerings may have some confused. With similar, and in some cases identical, specs from the Xeon 3000 line and the Core2 Duo, making an educated decision on which chip is best for your dedicated server can feel kind of like a joke to which you just don’t get the […]

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