Data Solutions announces 20 jobs and €5m investment

Employment, Finance, Technology | Fri 5 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
Data Solutions Expansion
Pictured are Michael O’Hara, managing director, Data Solutions and Sean Fane, UK managing director, Data Solutions

Irish IT solutions distributor Data Solutions today announces it is investing €5m and creating 20 new jobs to bring its team to 40.

The company is aiming to triple its business over the next three years to €80m turnover on the back of this investment.

Part of the investment will be used within the UK market, with new offices in Reading. This expansion will be used to bring IT solutions from leading vendors Nutanix and Skyfii to the UK market.

Data Solutions is targeting £30m in UK turnover by 2018. The 20 new positions are being divided evenly between Data Solutions’ Dublin headquarters and its new offices in Reading.

Roles are spread across technical support, sales and marketing and will be filled by 2018. The company has already hired two new account managers in Ireland and a managing director and sales manager to run operations in the UK.

Michael O’Hara, group managing director, Data Solutions, said: “We’ve achieved exponential growth in the Irish market over the past few years and now we want to do that in the UK. We have a strong network there already and we’re bolstered by our new partnerships to grow a real presence now.”

Andrew Brewerton, channel manager, Nutanix, added: “We are committed to establishing strong relationships with our distributors and partners to deliver the best experience for customers. With its strong channel and remarkable ability to bring new technologies to market, Data Solutions has given us access to top-tier resellers in Ireland, which has been instrumental to our own growth in the region. We see a lot of opportunities in delivering invisible infrastructure, where computers, storage and virtualisation can be converged at any scale. We look forward to seeing the success with Data Solutions replicated across the UK.”