Microsoft Poaches Former Yahoo Exec To Head Up Data Center Services

Acquiring Yahoo, one employee at a time: Microsoft has recruited Kevin Timmons, former lead of Yahoo’s data center team, to head up its Data Center Services organization. Timmons was once director of Operations at GeoCities and worked his way up to VP of Operations at Yahoo, where he led the build-out of the company’s data centers and infrastructure.

This move comes shortly after Microsoft data center exec Michael Manos left Redmond to fill a new position at Digital Realty Trust, and only two months after the company hired another Yahoo executive – Dayne Sampson – for a key position at Microsoft Global Foundation Services (which Data Center Services is a part of).

(See the GFS blog post for more – hat tip to Data Center Knowledge for the heads up).