LONDON, United Kingdom – 11th January 2021 – VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), London’s leading data centre company and part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, today announced the appointment of Dominic Fulford as SVP of Technical Operations. Reporting directly to Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres, Fulford will be a key member of the leadership team, responsible for all aspects of Technical Operations and Customer Service for VIRTUS and its data centres.
Fulford’s primary focus will be delivering ‘zero downtime’ for customers through implementing continued Operational Excellence including operational safety, security and availability and zero defects quality across the business.
With over 25 years of experience in leading IT operations in the data centre and technology industries, Fulford has a proven track record for building and leading highly successful support organisations with an inherent passion for excellence, quality and customer service.
Fulford joins VIRTUS from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), where he was the Senior Director leading Global Data Centre Operations. He was instrumental in the OCI implementations in Frankfurt and London and led the Data Centre Global Operations Organisation, with 30 availability domains and over 300 staff in 15 countries.
Neil Cresswell, CEO for VIRTUS Data Centres, said: “Dominic is a great addition to our leadership team. He brings a great deal of valuable experience that will be pivotal to the success of our strategy for growth and ongoing goal of providing customer service excellence, especially at a time when data centre infrastructure is critical to the digital economy.”
Dominic Fulford, SVP of Technical Operations for VIRTUS Data Centres, said: “In my role at OCI, I was a VIRTUS customer for four years. This has given me a deep insight into the way VIRTUS operates, delivering solutions that help organisations realise their digital strategies. I am proud to be joining the team and look forward to bringing an additional dimension to VIRTUS’ understanding of customer needs.”
VIRTUS Data Centres, London’s leading data centre company and part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), provides purpose-built and carrier-neutral facilities that focus on energy efficiency and flexibility to meet customers’ requirements. Together, the STT GDC Group provides a global platform that has more than 110 data centres with over 1.2GW of IT load across five geographies.
In the UK, VIRTUS owns, designs, builds and operates the most efficient and flexible data centres, leading the industry with award winning innovation in hyper efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected facilities.
Located in and around London’s metro, VIRTUS offers the best of traditional retail and wholesale colocation models, combining dedicated support and complementary ecosystems with low cost, scalable and custom solutions, in uniquely flexible and customer friendly packages. Customers also benefit from Tier III certified, ultra-secure facilities, that provide 100 per cent uptime; protecting and connecting data, applications, networks and clouds within VIRTUS Data Centres and the global digital economy.
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