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Industry Publications & Recognition

ANSI/BICSI 002 "Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices"

Author / Editor of significant content within the international data center standard.


ANSI/BICSI 009 "Data Center Operations Standard"

Chair of the Data Center Operations standards sub-committee and Author / Editor of significant content to be included in this pending international data center standard.


"Data Center Handbook", Wiley Publishing

One of 50 Subject Matter Experts from around the world that authored the content within the Handbook, providing the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers.


TIA-942 "Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers"

Author / Editor of this industry standard. Developed the Telecommunications Infrastructure Redundancy model published within the standard.


The Green Grid

Member of the following work groups as a subject matter expert to help develop data center industry white papers and guidelines:

  • Capacity and Utilization Metrics Work Group

  • DCIM Work Group

  • Power Work Group

Co-Authored the following data center industry white papers and guidelines:

  • AR#15-002 ICT Capacity & Utilization Metrics

  • AR#16-001 Open Standard for Data Center Availability

  • AR#16-006 Redfish API Schema for Large Scale-Out Data Centers

  • AR#17-002 Power Metrics of Information Technology Equipment (ITE)

  • AR#17-003 Data Center Infrastructure Usage Effectiveness


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

In recognition of professional standing and significant contributions to the data center industry, the Officers and Board of Directors of the IEEE certify that Philip Isaak has been elected to the grade of Senior Member. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.



Outstanding Contributor Honors from the BICSI International Standards Program each year since 2010.

AFCOM Data Center Conferences

  • Ask the Experts Panel

  • Beyond the Technology Life-Cycle

  • Data Center Standards Review

Phil Isaak
Owner & Industry Expert
Previous Speaking Events

  • Mission Critical Operation Best Practice

  • Redundancy of Data Center Systems

BICSI Conferences

  • Data Center Redundancy and Reliability, Analyzing the Facility & Enterprise

  • BICSI 002, TIA-942, Uptime - Which One to Use

  • How to Ensure Your Design Will Meet the Future Demand of the Data Center

Data Center Summit Conferences

  • ANSI/BICSI 002 Standard Review

  • Data Center Commissioning - Lesson's Learned

  • Data Center Operations & Maintenance

  • High Reliability in Data Center Design

  • Expert Panel: Natural Disasters - Impact on Data Center Infrastructure & Telecom

  • Expert Panel: Cloud Services for the World

Information Week / bMighty

  • Keynote Address: From the Server Closet to the Data Center

Interop Conference

  • Data Center Services Reliability

  • Data Center Maintenance Best Practices

The Green Grid

  • Webinar: Applying ICT Capacity & Utilization Metrics to Improve Data Center Efficiency

  • Global Technical Summit: Power Metrics for ITE

The American Institute of Architects

  • Design Best Practices for Critical Facilities

TIA "The Future of the Network" Conference

  • Cloud & Data Center Track: Building Best in Breed Data Centers

University of St. Mary's

  • Masters in Telecommunications / Adjunct Instructor - Data Center Design

Mr. Isaak is a Data Center Infrastructure Engineer and Program/Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience. Phil's engineering experience encompasses data center facilities, network infrastructure, IT platforms, Enterprise and Cloud data center services. Phil has guided numerous clients, located in 28 countries across 6 continents, as they implement enterprise, colocation and cloud service data center strategies.

Academic Background


B.S. Electrical Engineering
  University of Manitoba


Professional Registrations

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE, P.Eng.)

Certified Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC)

Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Professional Affiliations





The Green Grid

​IEEE Senior Member


  Computer Society


  Communication Society


  Reliability Society

IEEE Standards Association

Global Clientele

Global, multi-cultural; Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Enterprise Data Center Design & Operations experience in 28 countries across 6 continents.

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