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
PE, P.Eng., DCDC, RCDD, SMIEEE
Owner & Industry Expert
Previous Speaking Events
Mission Critical Operation Best Practice
Redundancy of Data Center Systems
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
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.
B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Manitoba
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE, P.Eng.)
Certified Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC)
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
The Green Grid
IEEE Senior Member
IEEE Standards Association
Global, multi-cultural; Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Enterprise Data Center Design & Operations experience in 28 countries across 6 continents.