Data Exchange Network Limited (ASX: DXN), Australia’s first truly modular data centre operator, has appointed two senior managers as it prepares to go-live with its first two innovative colocation data centres in early 2019. Simon Forth joins as Chief Operating Officer, while Jitender Beniwal has been appointed as Data Centre Operations Manager.
Data Exchange is poised to become the only developer in the world able to deliver Tier-III and Tier-IV, pre-fabricated modular data centres. It is currently building two colocation facilities in Melbourne and Sydney with a pipeline of data centres slated for development throughout 2019/20.
Simon Forth has extensive experience with process improvement and execution of strategic initiatives that realise organisational growth. His engagement will play a key role in optimising DXN’s module manufacturing operation. He will assist CEO Peter Christie in implementing the strategic vision of the company. Forth joins DXN after six years managing a Brisbane based engineering and manufacturing company. He previously served as an Executive Director at Legend Corporation Limited.
Commenting on the appointment Peter Christie, CEO and co-founder of Data Exchange Network said, “Simon has an extensive range of skills across all aspects of technology, fabrication and electronics that are perfectly aligned with DXN’s core business operations. His impressive track record in developing high growth businesses and in-depth knowledge of Asian markets will be invaluable to DXN as it strives to achieve its strategic goals.”
Jitender Beniwal will be managing data centre operations including oversight of all policies, standards and procedures at DXN facilities. He joins DXN from one of the largest Software and Cloud providers Microsoft, where he was most recently Site Operations Manager (Edge, APAC), part of the team within Microsoft that hosts its cloud services including Azure and Office365. He brings a wealth of operational knowledge from his experience working with major data centres across Australia and throughout Asia.
“Jitender is another great addition to our team at a time when the marketplace is seeking out agile data centre solutions that are world-class in terms of resilience, reliability and flexibility”, added Peter Christie. He continued, “He will play a pivotal role in the deployment and management of our new colocation data centres at Port Melbourne and Homebush in Sydney, along with the new centres planned for rollout in 2019/20”.
Last week DXN announced that it had begun shipping its innovative data centre modules to complete the Sydney data centre build. On delivery, the DXN data centres will offer an unparalleled level of flexibility allowing customers to tailor the environment to suit their individual computer hosting requirements.
About Data Exchange Data Exchange (DXN) designs, builds, owns and operates data centres. Offering integrated, customised and tailored solutions to clients, DXN provides businesses with the option of delivering solutions to site through containerised modules, or space in DXN’s modular colocation facilities to suit technical specifications and operational requirements. From a single rack in the colocation facilities through to fully customised Edge Infrastructure, DXN can deliver a range of solutions to meet modern data centre requirements.
To find out more about Data Exchange’s Modular colocation facilities visit www.dataexchange.io
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