London, June 11, 2012Colt, Europe’s leading information platform, today announced the appointment of Victor Smith as Product Director at Colt Data Centre Services. In this new role, Victor will be responsible for strengthening Colt’s data centre product and services strategy as Colt extends their leadership in designing and deploying scalable data centres globally.Victor has over 25 years’ experience in the computer industry and joins Colt following a successful career at Dell Inc. as Senior Manager of Global Product Development. Victor’s wealth of technical and commercial experience in the global data centre market will underpin Colt’s expansion plans as they build on their recent modular data centre successes and develop new customers, regions and markets.Bernard Geoghegan, EVP at Colt Data Centre Services said, “I’m delighted to welcome Victor to Colt at what is an exciting time for us and our data centre customers. He brings with him an enormous breath of knowledge and experience which will be an invaluable addition as we expand our customer base through game-changing innovations and doing what we do best – providing high capacity, resilient and scalable data centres to customers.”Victor Smith added, “I am excited to join Colt and look forward to working with a team that is transforming the way data centres are designed and delivered. As the market evolves, our key focus will be to continue providing solutions that enable our customers to keep pace with growing data centre requirements while responding to increasing demands for faster returns on investment, greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact.”
Smith is a Fellow of the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT in the UK and is Vice Chair of the BCS Data Centre Group. He is an active participant in the EMEA Technical Group at The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. Smith has worked closely with the EU in the creation of the code of Conduct for Data Centres and with various country/EMEA-wide groups for Data Centre energy efficiency and legislation.
Colt is the information delivery platform for Europe, enabling its customers to deliver, share, and process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.
In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are 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.