Colt appoints Bernard Geoghegan as Executive Vice President of Colt Data Centre Services


Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that it will appoint Bernard Geoghegan as Executive Vice President of Colt Data Centre Services in January 2011. In this role Geoghegan will be responsible for managing Colt’s newly formed Data Centre Services business.

Geoghegan will join Colt from Digital Realty Trust and is set to head up this Colt business and oversee the growth of its Modular Data Centre strategy announced in July 2010. This radical new approach to data centres redefines the method of construction and delivery of large data centre halls.

Commenting on the appointment, Rakesh Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Colt, said: “Bernard Geoghegan is a significant figure in the data centre industry. This appointment demonstrates our commitment and focus to growing and innovating in the data centre infrastructure business. He brings a wealth of experience to our senior leadership team and is the right person to help us successfully drive growth, increase efficiency and improve service effectiveness for our customers.”

Geoghegan will be joining Colt from Digital Realty Trust where he is Senior Vice President responsible for international business. Prior to this he held the position of CEO at Servecentric Ltd., a provider of co-location and premium managed services to the Irish market. He has also held a number of senior Operations and IT roles at Worldport and Xeros Europe, and various IT Management and Software Development roles with Pioneer Investments, Informix Software Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation and Ashton-Tate.

About Colt

Colt is the leading information delivery platform for European business, enabling its customers to share process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 19 countries, 25,000 km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres, whilst services reach via partners covers all European countries and targeted destinations worldwide. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative modular data centres which are high quality, rapid to deploy and power efficient. Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net

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