New Data Specialist Appointed

Standby power provider, Dieselec Thistle, has appointed data sector specialist, Iain Hannaway, to its London office as business development manager to help deliver growing demand for protection against power outages in the sector.

The national generator specialist added its London office in 2009 to provide local specification, installation and maintenance support to customers in the south east and the data centre sector has represented the largest growth market since then. Iain Hannaway’s appointment is the latest in a series of new posts for Dieselec Thistle and has been engineered specifically to build on the company’s experience of providing robust and tailored standby power solutions for the data sector market.

Iain has more than 10 years’ experience of providing energy solutions for data centre providers and has joined Dieselec Thistle from a UPS specialist. His previous experience in the data centre industry also includes switch gear expertise and he brings a 3600 understanding of data centre energy requirements to his new role. His wealth of experience with data centre clients includes projects for RBS, Interxion, Pulsant, Verizon Terremark and Lloyds Banking Group.

Iain comments: “Standby power has always been a business critical element of data centre specification because of the massive financial and commercial issues that could result from a loss of power. As data centres upscale, they need to ensure that their standby power provision keeps pace with their requirements and against this backdrop they also face the growing risk of outages caused by the reduced capacity of the National Grid as demand continues to grow.  My new role will be to work with new and existing data centre clients alongside our technical team to ensure that we deliver appropriate and robust solutions that will help operators address those challenges.”