About datacenterHawk

datacenterHawk is a convenient "one-stop-shop" for IT professionals, consultants, data center operators and investors to find data center and cloud solutions.

Our subscription-based service makes the complex process of searching and analyzing colocation and cloud service providers simple and faster than ever. Our cutting-edge online tools help users compare potential data center solutions using real-time capacity information, financial data, and market research; then present the findings in a sharp, easy to understand report.

For non-subscribers, datacenterHawk delivers hard to find information on the top Internet exchanges, cloud computing providers, carrier hotels, and colocation facilities in North America on a per-report basis. With a credit card number, IT professionals can use datacenterHawk to reduce the time it takes to find data center market information down from hours to seconds.


We want to empower data center customers and professionals across the U.S. through innovation and excellence. The best products that work well—that’s our goal.


We’ve got your back.

Our passion is developing innovative products designed to help data center customers and professionals make confident decisions.

We know our stuff.

We believe our industry experience uniquely positions us to deliver unmatched quality.

We’re here for you.

We strive to serve our clients by helping them find data center solutions they can trust.


David Liggitt, Founder/CEO

David is the Founder and CEO of datacenterHawk. He has been active in the data center industry since 2007. Before becoming an entrepreneur, David managed data center transactions for Fortune 500 companies with a global commercial real estate company. He is passionate about helping industry professionals make well-informed decisions.

David earned his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University and currently lives in Dallas with his wife and two boys.

Mike Netzer, Vice President, Sales

Mike is the Vice President of Sales for datacenterHawk. He spent the first part of his career prior to joining datacenterHawk doing pension plan administration, including implementation of new clients, operations management and product management. Mike leverages his technical and client management experience to develop new business and manage customer support.

Mike received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Idaho and currently lives in Richardson with his wife and four kids.

Austin Walker, Vice President, Operations

Austin works across datacenterHawk to help us more efficiently help our customers. Prior to datacenterHawk, he helped bring safety to the ride hailing industry at Alto, helped companies solve their toughest technology challenges at Credera and has pursued various product and service endeavors. He is an avid athlete, reader, and early riser.

Austin lives in Dallas with his wife and three boys.

Tuan Vo, Product Director

Tuan is the Director of Product Management at datacenterHawk. He has worked with product and engineering teams for the last 5 years to bring technology products to market. Prior to datacenterHawk, he worked with teams at Dealertrack, DealerSocket, and AutoNation. When he's not pursuing customer insights or researching the latest on PM methodologies he can be found enjoying himself with photography and traveling.

Tuan holds a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing and Business Administration from University of Texas at Dallas. He currently lives in Dallas.

Rhett Gill, Content Director

Rhett is the Content Director at datacenterHawk. He has spent his career working in the media industry and has 8 years of videography and video editing experience. Rhett uses his creative eye and talent to help produce video content to improve datacenterHawk’s brand awareness and online presence.

Rhett received his Bachelor’s degree in Film & Digital Media from Baylor University. He currently lives in Mckinney, TX with his wife and daughter.

David Drennan, Senior Technical Developer

David is a Senior Technical Developer for datacenterHawk. He brings 8 years of experience in the field of enterprise IT. Before joining the datacenterHawk team, he worked at AT&T as a developer on internal systems. David delivers IT solutions with his comprehensive experience in all areas of the software life-cycle.

David received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and lives in Plano.

Danh Nguyen, Software Developer

Danh is a Software Developer for datacenterHawk. Before joining datacenterHawk, he worked for 2 years at TexasFile as a Full Stack Developer working on software relating to processing and delivering legal data. Danh is responsible for providing software solutions to facilitate the company’s needs.

Danh received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and lives in Carrollton, TX.

Luke Smith, Insight Analyst

Luke has been an Insight Analyst at datacenterHawk since early 2015. At datacenterHawk, Luke is responsible for market research and content creation, including blog content and Insight reports.

Luke graduated from Ouachita Baptist University where he studied Christian Studies. He currently lives in Garland, TX with his wife and sons.

Erica Hashert, Insight Analyst

Erica has operated as an Insight Analyst at datacenterHawk since the summer of 2016. One of the team members responsible for market research and site maintenance, Erica also focuses on customer support and client interaction.

Erica holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and dog, a beloved Border Collie.

Stephen Schlenker, Insight Analyst

Stephen is an Insight Analyst for datacenterHawk. His background is in office tenant representation with Swearingen Realty Group where he assisted or negotiated on transactions in 23 states across the United States and in Canada. He is responsible for conducting global market research and helping with quarterly Insight writing.

Stephen earned his Bachelor's in Finance from Texas Tech University.

Jacob Fricks, Insight Analyst

Jacob joined datacenterHawk as an Insight Analyst in 2021. He is responsible for data gathering and market research. Previously, Jacob created marketing material for a real estate firm in Branson, MO.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Sales and Marketing as well as Entrepreneurship. He currently lives in Dallas with his wife.

Jenn Robinson, Business Development Associate

Jenn joined the datacenterHawk sales team as a Business Development Associate. Her background includes restaurant management and business administration within the financial industry. Her experience developed strong organizational skills and a keen eye for the details. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, traveling or, trying her hand at another DIY project.

Jenn studied Creative Writing at Rhode Island College. She resides in Sachse with her husband and their dog, Lucky.

DeAnna Buffington, Executive Assistant

DeAnna is the Executive Assistant here at datacenterHawk. She has worked in various industries where she continually improved organizational effectiveness through personnel management, negotiations, and effective communication. She is most passionate about her family, where she has gotten to combine her love for music and sports through the years by watching her children perform and compete.

DeAnna lives in The Colony, TX, with her husband, daughter, and son, both collegiate athletes and their Schnauzer/ Terrier rescue dog, Leia.