Gabe Cole

Executive Director
Open-IX

Gabe Cole, founder of RTE Group, is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years’ experience across data center, network, and cloud. 

Gabe assists service providers and enterprises with converged network and data center design, procurement, and migration including colocation and the XaaS stack of services. He has personally worked on over 150 engagements in North America and EMEA. He is an expert at balancing reliability and performance requirements against technology and business limitations to consistently increase performance at progressively lower price points.  In addition, he is frequently called on by investors for assistance with data centers, telco hotels, data center technologies, and services companies.

Gabe has also founded and/or participated in a number of venture-backed emergent technology companies including Telwares, Virtustream, Verne Global, Enclave, and Ixpanse. He was one of three founders of CO Space, Inc., a leading provider of colocation and data center facilities and related operations services to the telecommunications, data, and Internet markets. CO Space was acquired by Internap Network Services Corporation in 2000.

Gabe is an engineer at heart and an expert in IT architecture, with a current professional focus on the development of highly efficient data centers at "edge" locations where the convergence of local (mobile and terrestrial) networks, backbone networks, and content/application providers is enabling next generation services.

Gabe holds SB and SM degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.