Michael O'Hara, DataSolutions

DataSolutions marks successful UK move with new appointments

Michael O'Hara, DataSolutions

14 November 2017

Value added distributor DataSolutions has marked its 18 months in the UK market with the appointment of two senior executives supporting 60 active channel partners and an expanded vendor portfolio that includes innovators within the hyper-convergence, virtualisation and cloud space.

Warren Powell is to join the company as its new UK Channel Manager, following a 12-year career within the channel including roles at Avnet Technology Solutions.

Lee Cunningham also joins DataSolutions as UK business development manager with a remit to support its partner ecosystem that has grown to 60 active partners including CDW, SoftwareOne, Servium and Bytes.

The UK operation was launched in 2016 with an internal investment of £3.5 million.

Since expanding into the UK DataSolutions has expanded its portfolio to include Nutanix; Cohesity, a specialist in hyper-convergence for secondary storage; Densify, a predictive analytics service; and Plexxi, an innovative technology offering application-aware fabric for public and private cloud.

“When we launched in the UK, we focused exclusively on Nutanix and that initial push brought us into contact with a particular set of partners that specialise in selling technology based solutions into the mid-sized and enterprise marketplace,” said Michael O’Hara, group managing director, DataSolutions (pictured).

“These ground breaking partners have embraced innovative cloud solutions and are also specialists in virtualised environments,” explains “The addition of Cohesity, Densify and Plexxi are a particularly good fit and have really filled out our technology stack offering.

DataSolutions was named best specialist distributor for two years running at theTech Excellence Awards. The company is also the Fastest Growing Citrix Distributor for the Northern Europe Region with group revenues of around £30 million.

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