Oliver Sanche (center), the man in charge of all things related to data centers for Apple, passed away last Thursday from a heart attack. Sanche was heading Apple’s soon-launching North Carolina data center and it is sad that he’ll be missing the opening. Sanche joined Apple from eBay in late 2009 where he used to lead data center projects as well.  At the time this was said about Sanche:

“There is no other person I can think of who could better prepare Apple for Greening the Data Center. Olivier is one of the few data center managers who uses a Mac, and he craves the moment he can drop the blackberry and switch to the iPhone.”