Data City Exchange appoints Sinclair Stockman as non-executive chairman

Data City Exchange appoints Sinclair Stockman as non-executive chairman 30 Nov, 2012

Data City Exchange (dce), the innovative datacentre solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Sinclair Stockman as non-executive chairman of the company. The former CIO and president of global networks and systems at BT is joining dce during a period of significant growth and brings with him considerable experience in the technology, telecommunications and data centre space.

dce is revolutionising the way organisations store their data, with a flexible op-ex based lease offering based on their industry leading, design and build data centre known as the Evo-POD™ which is scalable from 200kW right through to 2.4MW in the same footprint with zero downtime. These high density liquid or air cooled solutions are available as internal or external facilities on customer sites, 3rd party sites or delivered as part of a “data centre within a data centre” at one of the flagship dce campus sites. The first £60 million campus build is already under construction in Birmingham due to open in April 2013 and features multiple Evo-POD™s deployed in a high security building with global fibre connectivity.

In his new role, Sinclair will be driving further innovation within the company and helping to build awareness around dce’s datacentre facilities, and the innovative “try before you buy” test facilities, known as Cloudvault, which will be available in dce Central Exchange, Birmingham and the dce site in Titanic Quarter, Belfast from January 2013 with additional UK sites including Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Holyhead, and international locations including Turkey, planned to follow soon after.

Sinclair brings over thirty years’ experience of working in the technology space to the role. His previous experience includes a twenty-five year role within BT, a member of the advisory board for Northern Ireland FabLabs, a member of the UN Digital Health Advisory Board and a technical advisor for Blueprint. Sinclair also currently works as an executive director for Digital Northern Ireland 2020.

Sinclair Stockman said: “I am thrilled to take on this role in dce. Profiting from extensive experience in the world of business computing and telecommunications, the company has developed a highly scalable datacentre solution which is designed to exploit the enormous potential of the fast growing, high capacity, global communications platform. It is a solution designed to work in a distributed web services world. This solution will enable businesses to expand their footprint at speed and with high levels of flexibility. The dce management team is made up of a highly experienced set of individuals, who understand in depth both the technology and operational aspects, and who have a record of successfully delivering innovative solutions in highly demanding business sectors.”

dce will also benefit from Sinclair’s extensive network of contacts and high profile within the technology, telecommunications and data centre space. Sinclair’s appointment is part of dce’s wider strategy to expand their network of datacentres with proposed new sites across Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

John Eland, chief executive officer at Data City Exchange, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Sinclair join the dce team. Sinclair has been at the coalface of the digital revolution and he is a very valuable person to have on-board. We are going to benefit from his global strategic industry knowledge and his insight into the profound changes that are currently driving the digital data-storage and cloud computing marketplace.”

dce’s flexible and scalable op-ex based service model is designed to accommodate the growing demand from organisations that need to manage an ever-growing amount of data securely and remotely whilst avoiding the high capital outlay usually associated with data centre build projects.