Irish distie Data Solutions opens UK office

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Irish distributor Data Solutions has announced a three-year, £3.8m investment in expanding into the UK with new office in Theale, Reading.

The distie says it plans to triple its business over the next three years to £60m turnover on the back of the investment.

Data Solutions, which specialises in next generation datacentres, security and unified communications, will take on 10 new employees in its Reading office by 2018 to coincide with the expansion. It expects its UK operations to grow to the same size as its Irish business by then, targeting £30m in revenues in Ireland in the same year.

To lead the UK expansion, the firm has appointed Sean Fane as its UK managing director. Fane has more than 20 years’ channel experience in the UK, including an executive role at UK distie IQ-Sys, which was acquired by SCH and later sold to Tech Data.

Fane says the UK operation will “bring the engagement philosophy of partnership and the strong value proposition from our long-established Irish parent company to the UK reseller community.”

He says: “Our ‘back-office’ team has a depth of sales and marketing skills and experience, and has a track-record of achieving results for emerging technology companies. We are ideally positioned to enable UK resellers to become successful in this exciting new technology space.”

Data Solutions says “a huge factor” in its decision to create a UK presence comes from its new partnership with Nutanix, vendor of hyperconverged infrastructure. Michael O’Hara, group managing director, Data Solutions says the firm will enable resellers “to take advantage of the opportunities with this fast-growing technology and bolstering our UK presence with Nutanix.”

As well as Nutanix, Data Solutions has also signed deals with CommVault, Arista and Supermicro in Ireland.


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