Vinay Nagpal

DuPont Fabros Technology

Previously Nagpal has served as DFT’s director of carrier relations where he was responsible for growing the company’s carrier-neutral data center connectivity and peering services, supporting customers’ networking requirements and managing the telecommunications infrastructure.

Nagpal has over 20 years of experience developing product and technology solutions in REIT, wholesale, retail and enterprise data center environments with a focus on networking and connectivity. Prior to DFT, Nagpal held several senior-level positions in product management and product development at Tata Communications, Verizon, MCI, Digex and UUNET productizing data center services in North America, Europe and Asia-Pac.

Nagpal serves on the board of the Open-IX Association and has been actively involved in building open standards for peering and interconnection globally. As a member of the leadership board of Northern Viginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Committee, Nagpal actively participates in the region’s data center and cloud infrastructure development. He also serves on the LINX NoVA customer advisory board in Northern Virginia promoting LINX distributed Internet Exchange in Northern Virginia.

Nagpal has a Master of Business Administration in information systems, a Bachelor of Science in computer science and an ITIL certification. He has authored white papers and industry publications on data center outsourcing and IT infrastructure and has been a featured speaker on data centers, interconnection and peering at telecommunications and data center industry events.