Press Release
Teraco steps up global best practice with top international facilities management expert

Former Credit Suisse UK data centre engineering manager joins Teraco as national facilities head to bring no-compromise planning and management expertise to expanding operations.

Issued by: Sentient Communications  
[Johannesburg, 31 August 2010]

Teraco Data Environments http://www.teraco.co.za, South Africa`s first provider of vendor neutral data centres, has appointed Brendan Dysel as its facilities manager.

Originally hailing from Port Elizabeth, he returns to South Africa bringing a decade of expertise in facilities management and engineering in some of the world`s most advanced data centre operations.

Prior to Teraco, Dysel worked at Credit Suisse, an international financial services group, where he was the engineering manager. This entailed looking after all 11 of the company`s UK data centres, including a new 52 million facility in Slough. Before that, he was the data centre manager at data centre maintenance contractors, Elyo Services and Johnson Controls (for Morgan Stanley).

Dysel brings to South Africa a methodical approach to data centre design, build, management and preventive maintenance. His experience will give Teraco a solid foundation for growth, while ensuring Teraco lives up to its promise of global best practice as the company expands.

Dysel will work closely with Gys Geyser, head of operations at Teraco, to manage and oversee provisioning from utilities and infrastructure development at the company`s multiple sites. His responsibilities will include process and procedure management, demand forecasting, capacity management and the implementation of additional power efficiency improvements to ensure clients see steady advances in cost saving techniques. His priority project will include overseeing the design of phase two of the Cape Town data centre, and the commissioning of the fourth data centre in Durban during the first quarter of 2011.

“Brendan brings us a wealth of experience in managing large-scale, mission-critical data centres to complement our existing mix of skills,” says Lex van Wyk, managing director of Teraco. “He also has experience in information systems for the financial sector, which has incredibly strict standards and procedures. This will further raise the bar at Teraco, giving our customers a great deal of confidence that their valuable information systems are safe with us.”

 
 

Teraco

Founded in 2007, Teraco is South Africa`s first provider of vendor neutral http://www.teraco.co.za/why/ data centres, with an absolute focus on building and operating its data centre facilities http://www.teraco.co.za/locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town to global best practice. Unrestricted choice of network and service provider allows customers to manage traffic to get better value or performance, and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks and service providers. Teraco data centres give customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower cost environment for their information systems. Strictly enforced access control, uncompromised security, guaranteed power, advanced fire protection, efficient cooling and electrical resiliency throughout ensures hardware availability. As business needs change, resources can be rapidly and flexibly scaled. Leading international investors and Treacle Private Equity, a black owned South African private equity group, back Teraco. The company is a Level 4 contributor (DTI Codes). For more information, please visit www.teraco.co.za

 
Editorial contacts
Teraco Data Environments
Lex van Wyk
+27 83 799 2159
lex@teraco.co.za
Sentient Communications
Elzaan Rohde
+27 21 422 4275
elzaan@sentientcommunications.co.za
 
 

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