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Total Data Centre Solutions

End to End Data Center Consultancy

Specialising in new technologies, sales & marketing

ABOUT US

TDCS are a team of data centre and media business professionals, many with 30+ years of industry experience. Our aim is to provide a cost-effective, efficient, un-biased and targeted range of services to our customers by leveraging our contacts, knowledge and industry expertise in establishing and running data centers.

We listen to you and understand your business objectives and then provide a bespoke solution that meets your requirements.

Jonathan Evans MA

Jonathan founded TDCS in 2003 when working for Citadel 100 (formally known as Global Voice) - a new co-location facility in Dublin.

 

He started his career designing computer rooms in the early 80’s. After graduating with an Engineering Degree from Birmingham University, he went on to gather experience in all other aspects of data centres.

Jonathan has:

  • High-level personal connections in every area in this sector including press & TV, specialist property agents (CBRE, JLL, Cushman, Colliers), data centre consultants, prospective enterprise clients and other verticals including hyper-scalers.
  • Sales and marketing unique expertise in establishing co-location data centres (in particular ‘green’ facilities).
  • Knowledge of M&E and data centre design (particularly ‘green’ technology), and  is up to date with all the latest trends including the ‘Open Compute Project’.

He successfully:

  • Contributed to the formation of colocation datacenters Citadel 100 in Dublin and Sentrum in the UK.
  • Assisted in the formation of Green Mountain Data Centre, raising the profile of Norway as a datacenter destination and Green Mountain internationally over three years and sourcing multi-megawatt enquiries. As a result, Green Mountain are now a successful colocation company.
  • Raised the profile internationally of LuxConnect, in Luxembourg, over three years and generated enquiries for co-location space.
  • Worked in collaboration with the Luxembourg Government in promoting Luxembourg as a fintech destination.
  • Advises on marketing strategy at EcoDataCenter in Sweden, the 'climate positive' data center, and develops a sales pipeline with international clients.

Brian Clavin

Brian has spent his business career in the IT Services business, including roles at Plymouth Development Corporation, Mobil Global Gas and Power, Storage Networks and BT.

 

He is versed in Data Centre development, sales/marketing and partnership development. Over the last 10+ years, as a Senior Sales Executive in BT, Brian led the successful development and integration of several new data centres into the BT portfolio, while creating successful computer solutions for BT's customers. He brings a network of worldwide contacts, as well as a deep and wide set of contacts within BT, to his work to deliver valuable solutions to his clients' needs and priorities. He has deep experience with data centre customers in the Financial Services, Legal, and Charities sectors. Brian is leading our work with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)and Battery Energy Storage with On-Site Power Generation through Combined Heat and Power and Canopy Solar Generation (BESS+).

 

Michael Meaney

A customer-centred professional, Michael has worked in middle management type roles and has managed diverse teams of professionals from digital publishing to data centre services.

 

His work experience and specialties include: Design/Brand Production and Management, Digital Marketing, Client Account and Vendor Management, Data Centre Quality and Information Security Compliance and Administration. He has previously worked in management roles within; Perigord Group,  Citadel100 Datacenters and Keppel Datacenters.

 

Andrew Smith

Andrew qualified has over thirty years’ IT experience in the Financial and Oil & Gas sectors, twenty years at a senior level.

 

  • Results driven senior IT professional with a successful track record of data centre strategy, design, consolidation and construction assurance.
  • Extensive international experience working across many cultures, successfully completing projects in the UK, USA, Russia, Brazil, Alaska, Canada, Trinidad, Germany, Vietnam, Switzerland, Malaysia, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and Azerbaijan.
  • Educated in the Middle East, worked in the Oil & Gas industry in Iran and is a Farsi speaker.
  • Ran the data centre Managed Service for Saudi Telecom the biggest telecom company in the Middle East  
  • Technical design authority for the new New York Deutsche Bank headquarters.

Chris McIntosh

Chris previously Data Centre Operational Manager Barclays Bank with 15 years’ experience of managing data centres across global environments.

 

  • Drove the strategy and transformational programme across the EMEA estate (>150 facilities), consolidating small diverse environments into more efficient and easily managed enterprise sites.
  • Keen to focus on the Oil & Gas Energy and Banking/Finance markets.
  • Covers all aspects of data centre consolidation and/or migration.
  • Broad working knowledge of data centre operational management, including 'best practices', 'audit', TCO and energy/financial optimisations regimes.

Chris Horton

Chris has 30 years' experience working in senior roles for some of the world's largest IT and communications providers.

 

His experience includes:

  • Unisys (14 years) leading vertically aligned sales organisations that provided clients with data centre and network design as well as build services. As senior member of the EMEA management team, Chris played a key role in the definition and delivery of Unisys' move from technology-based sales to a customer services sales corporation.
  • BT as Financial Services Line of Business Unit Manager.
  • Amdahl as UK Sales Director.
  • Fujitsu Services as Financial Services Sales Director and then Head of Data Centre Service Sales where he was a key contributor to the creating and marketing of his company's data centre ‘tower’ offering. In these roles he helped Global clients define and implement part, or all, of their data centre transformation strategy.
  • UK Sales & Marketing Director for a market leading satellite communications business.
  • Head of Sales for the Global outsource division of a market leading Californian software company.

His approach is:

  • To take a holistic view of his clients' business outcome requirements, translating them into a single, high value, low cost Total Cost of Compute (TCC) solution. He achieves this by applying his first-hand understanding of Real Estate, DC Facilities, IT & NW Infrastructure build, service and run costs. This approach involves understanding the impact that these facets have on each other when determining the end to end TCC.
  • To help his IT clients achieve technical transformation, DC consolidation and operational improvements. This allows his clients to improve the value of the service they provide to their internal customers.

Andrew Waterston

Delivering value in complex environments in both the public and private sector. Senior advisory experience in secure IT environments including Home Office, MOD, Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office.

 

Capabilities include:

  • Strategist / Analyst – gathering and analysing data in order to predict trends and develop business-winning strategies, including complex financial modelling, value-chain analysis and HM Treasury 5 case models.
  • Project and Programme Management – MSP qualified (2008). Procurement, service transformation, datacentre migration, merger and acquisition, cost optimisation and productivity improvement.
  • Service Management – creation of new operating models in insourced, outsourced and bi-modal environments.
  • Familiar with ITIL, CMMI, Lean, Agile, IT4IT, TOGAF, Burke-Litwin, DevOps. 
  • International experience includes end-to-end service design, automation and toolset implementation.
  • Product Management and Development – P & L management of a business, product or shared service including proposition development, demand generation, marketing, business case, technical pre-sales, partnering and delivering the capability.
  • Property and Facilities Management – formerly a chartered surveyor, Andrew designed, built and operated offices, trading environments, warehouses and data centers at scale.
  • Logistics – operation and optimisation of the supply chain in complex and secure environments.
  • Data centers – former chair of the UK council of datacentre operators, head of operations for a global DC operator and Director of Hosting for the UK Government.

Dr Fiona McNaughton

Dr Fiona McNaughton multi award-winning BBC Producer, Writer and Director with thirty years’ experience in online, journalism and marketing experience. Gaining a PhD in science has led to expertise in sustainability, the environment, science and natural history.

 

Currently looking to take on work in:

  • TV and video production.
  • Online resource and website production.
  • In-depth article-writing.
  • PR, marketing and campaign work.
  • Stakeholder and project management.

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Vanessa Moffat

Marketing, strategy and growth hacking specialist, with over 15 years' experience in the data center and tech industries.

 

  • Holds a BSc in Computer Science, a Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration, as well as an MBA from Essex University where she specialised in agile IT architectures for maximum business value.
  • Successfully led strategy development and implementation programmes in multiple international data centre organisations.