The move is part of a cunning plan to triple its business and score a £60 million turnover on the back of the investment.
Data Solutions specialises in next generation data centres, security and unified communications. It plans to hire 10 new employees in its Reading office by 2018 to coincide with the expansion and it wants its UK operations to be the same size as those in Ireland.
Sean Fane has been named as the UK managing director. Fane has more than 20 years’ channel experience in the UK.
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 said that his ‘back-office’ team had a depth of sales and marketing skills and experience, and has a track-record of achieving results for emerging technology companies. Fane thinks the outfit is ideally positioned to enable UK resellers to become successful in this exciting new technology space.
Data Solutions recently teamed up with Nutanix, vendor of hyper converged 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.”
Data Solutions has also signed deals with CommVault, Arista and Supermicro in Ireland.