A guide to understanding top-down DCIM, and why it matters
Brian WhelanManaging Partner, EYP Mission Critical Facilities
Brian has been in the engineering consulting business for more than 26 years in a number of different client facing, project and management roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to becoming a Managing Partner with EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. in 2018, he was the Global Director of HPE Data Center Facilities for the past 10 years. HPE Data Center Facilities came into existence when HPE purchased EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. in 2008 and was subsequently re-branded as HPE Data Center Facilities. At the time of the acquisition, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of EYP. Brian and a number of other investors bought the company back from HPE early in 2018.
During his time at HPE, Brian spent a great deal of time traveling the globe and building the business globally. At the time EYP was acquired it only operated in the US and UK. Today, the practice has staff in over 30 countries in North & South America, Europe and Asia, where the business has been particularly successful.
Being part of HPE, a global IT powerhouse for 10 years has given Brian and the team a unique and much better understanding of the integration of facilities, IT and business outcomes. This knowledge enables us to work with our clients from the very early determination and evaluation of strategies our clients need to embark upon to lead in their respective industries. We can then work in a trusted advisor role throughout the entire finalization, design and integration phases of a project.
Prior to becoming part of HPE via the acquisition in early 2008, Brian was the COO of EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc., a 330 person Professional Engineering firm specializing in technology consulting, design, commissioning and operations consulting for mission critical facilities, specifically, technology intensive facilities such as Data Centers, Command & Control Facilities, Trading Floors and Disaster Recovery Facilities.
During his 30 year career, he has led various complex engineering and construction projects for industries including finance, telecommunications, insurance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and consumer products in the U.S., EMEA and APJ.
Brian graduated in 1987 from the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Galway, Ireland in Production & Industrial Engineering. Brian is a certified Project Management Professional and lives in Delmar, NY with his wife and two children.