Proximity appoints Anthony Barlow as Business Development Director

May 10, 2023

UK – 10 May 2023: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Barlow as New Business Development Director.   

A Master of Laws – LL.M., Commercial Law and International Trade, Anthony Barlow has over 30 years sales and new business development experience in the telecoms and data centre industries. This includes at Cable & Wireless, Virgin and Evoque Data Center Solutions, a global colocation services company. Anthony has also acted as an independent investments, technologies and networks consultant, advising global enterprise and data centre operator clients on suitable colocation and interconnectivity sites.  

“With the rise of IoT smart devices, AI networks, automated cars, 5G and high-speed streaming, I am excited to be joining Proximity and its growing network of regional edge data centres. The potential for new sales growth is considerable with so many businesses and service providers now making the avoidance of data congestion, latency-related delays and high data transit costs a priority. Our scalable edge colocation and regional internet exchange proposition is totally aligned with these requirements, bringing data closer to end user customers and devices securely and cost-effectively.”

John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, commented, said:

“Anthony’s wide ranging sales and commercial experience in the data centre and telecoms industries are vital as we continue to develop our edge data centre and internet exchange platform in the UK and Europe. We are delighted to have him join our expanding team.”

Currently there are 10 Proximity edge data centres in the UK, strategically located to conurbations and cities in the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, South West and South Wales.

About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres operates a rapidly growing trusted network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centres across the UK. These allow clients to locate their data in local markets, close to the data end user. By choosing Proximity’s network of edge data centres enterprise, public cloud and content service provider organisations maximise competitive edge through reduced latency, enabling improved response times and reduced transit costs.

The company is fully committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable facilities which are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 compliant. Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided to customers. For maximum convenience, a straightforward customer contracting model is provided with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites, as required. Scope of services is tailored to suit regional demand.  

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