Data centre veteran to drive edge colocation sales into enterprise and cloud services markets
UK – 11 May 2022: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jignesh Patel as Business Development Director.
With responsibility for Proximity’s enterprise sales and leading the development of strategic hyperscale and alliance partnerships, Patel brings two decades of IT and data centre industry sales experience. He joins from Stellium Data Centres where he led the development of strategic partnerships for two years, preceded by senior sales roles at Iron Mountain Data Centres and Equinix.
“Bringing data and services closer to the end user has never been more important,” said Jignesh Patel. “More organisations are looking for increased reliability, better cost optimisation, more autonomy, lower latency, and the ability to innovate while keeping the lights on. These goals now require a much more holistic approach to innovative technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and IOT and the ability to leverage them effectively. Proximity’s growing edge data centre network will ensure they have the resilient infrastructure, bandwidth and low latency necessary to do this.”
John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, commented, said: “Jignesh is a highly experienced data centre sales professional and will play a key role in helping accelerate our future growth through enterprise market business development and the strengthening of strategic relationships including with hyperscalers. We are delighted someone of his calibre and track record has joined Proximity which is indicative of the exciting high growth market we operate in and the quality of the rapidly expanding edge data centre solutions that Proximity offers.”
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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