Published 2013-04-16 14:11:00

London, 16th April 2013 - Virtus Data Centres ("Virtus"),a leading UK provider of premium eco-efficient, Tier III, carrier neutral data centres, announced today that it has appointed Neil Cresswell as its Chief Executive Officer.

Neil joins Virtus from Savvis (a leading global supplier of cloud and datacentre services) where he spent 6 years, latterly as Managing Director of the EMEA Region. Neil has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector building successful, high growth, profitable businesses with a reputation for quality, innovation and customer service. He has worked across the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S for companies such as Savvis, Attenda, BNP Paribas, IBM and Fiserv.

Steven Norris, Chairman of Virtus, commented: "The Board and I are delighted that Neil has joined the Virtus team. Neil's proven track record and credentials in our industry uniquely qualifyhim to lead Virtus' continual development. Neil will be a great asset as we strive to be the very best of breed in the UK Data Centre industry. The whole Virtus team looks forward enormously to working with him".

Simon Samuels, Partner at Brockton Capital, Virtus' majority shareholder said: "We are thrilled to have Neil joining Virtus as CEO, bringing with him 25 years of sector experience and relationships. Virtus has gained incredible traction in the UK data centre market and having Neil at the helm enables the company to continue to accelerate this momentum".

Neil Cresswell commented "I'm delighted to be joining Virtus at this exciting stage of the company's development. The data centre sector is one of the most dynamic in the high tech market driven by exponential growth in global digital data transfer, transactions and storage, and the growing shift from in house IT delivery to cloud based services. Virtus and its datacentres are at the core of this revolution in London and the UK. Over the last few years Virtus has built a solid reputation for delivering a unique combination of quality, innovation and value in data centre services. Add to that their convenient urban locations and world class connectivity options and you can see why Virtus is fast becoming a preferred Data Centre supplier to the cloud, media, financial services and telco industries. I'm looking forward to working with the Virtus board and management team to continue and accelerate Virtus' growth in this exciting market".

Virtus designs, builds and operates Tier III data centres that offer world-class connectivity with access to diverse high-speed resilient networks. Its infrastructure delivers the highest levels of redundancy, reliability and standards-based operation, with 2N UPS power, N+1 cooling and advanced alarm and monitoring systems.