Mitch Fonseca

Chief Operating Officer, Cyxtera

Mitch Fonseca leads Cyxtera’s operational and support teams responsible for Site Operations, Engineering & Construction, Real Estate, Product Management and Service Delivery. With over 15 years of experience in Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure, Fonseca has experience in product management, operations, sales, finance and business development.

Most recently, Fonseca served as Sr Director of Strategy and Operations at General Electric, where he helped develop GE’s long-term datacenter and cloud strategy and headed GE’s datacenter operation teams.

Prior to GE, he joined Digital Realty, through their acquisition of Telx. At Digital Realty, Fonseca served as Director of Global Product Management for Colocation and Services. There he managed Digital Realty’s retail colocation product within North American, Europe and Asia; driving increased profitability to a wholesale datacenter footprint.

Prior to Digital Realty, Fonseca served in positions of increasing seniority at Terremark, and later Verizon, from 2005 until January 2015 – most recently as Director of Product Management for Verizon Terremark. In that role, he was responsible for the development and management of colocation and network products within the datacenter, as well as market intel and pricing for all datacenter products.

Fonseca received his bachelor’s in Computer Science from Wittenberg University and his master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Past Articles


Trend Forecast 2021: Second verse, same as the first

You might have read my previous post, where I talked about what I see on the horizon for data centers. In it, I talked about how much of what I’m seeing is simply a continuation of what began last year as companies...

Mitch Fonseca • 4 minute read

AI/ML, Hybrid IT, Enterprise Bare Metal, Colocation, Connectivity

Data Centers

NoVa Data Center Market Is Far from No Go

In a market rife with data centers, we stand apart In the DC-metro area, it’s rare to find anyone that’s not a transplant. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that the vast majority of the capacity consumed there is...

Mitch Fonseca • 2 minute read


Data Centers

Trend Forecast 2021: Data Centers on the Move

Where they’re headed depends on who has the power 2020 might have ended with a collective sigh of relief, but the stroke of midnight on December 31 didn’t erase what began in 2020. Setting global issues aside for the...

Mitch Fonseca • 3 minute read


Data Centers

Preparing for a Lights-Out Data Center

2020 has been an unprecedented year. The COVID-19 crisis and the need for long-term social distancing measures have forced enterprises to rethink how they access critical systems, like data centers. We’ve seen increased...

Mitch Fonseca • 3 minute read


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