Former CGI operations expert joins as NGD enters new growth phase
London – 22 July 2015: Data centre operator Next Generation Data (NGD) today announced the appointment of Brian Popperwell as Chief Operating Officer.
Brian brings a wealth of secure government and commercial client experience gained from 15 years of IT and operational management at IT services giant CGI (formerly Logica) and has familiarity of the NGD operation from his time at CGI, a major customer of NGD since 2009. Prior to CGI Brian held various technical support and management positions including a stint in the RAF.
As NGD enters a new phase of rapid expansion Brian will play a pivotal role in managing the giant facility’s existing and future data centre capacity on behalf of NGD’s corporate and channel partner customers. He will work closely with NGD’s CTO and report directly to the board.
Commenting on his appointment, Brian Popperwell said, “As Europe’s largest single data centre campus with an unprecedented power capacity, NGD already delivers world class facilities while offering huge potential for future expansion and further innovation. I am therefore very excited by the opportunity of helping the company continue to meet and exceed customer expectations as it enters a new phase of growth.”
Nick Razey, NGD’s CEO added: “His extensive secure government and enterprise client background, and having already experienced NGD while at CGI, means Brian will offer us invaluable insight in terms of maximising operational excellence and second to none service delivery as we continue to grow.”
About NGD Europe
NGD Europe is able to support High Density Environments for such power-hungry and intensive applications as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Super Computing and Grid Computing. It is ideally suited to large enterprise organisations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data centre operations, as well as service providers and systems integrators operating single or multiple racks.
Capable of housing up to 19,000 server racks, NGD Europe is a purpose-built tier 3 carrier-neutral facility offering 750,000 sq ft of highly secure and cost-effective space. Racks can be arranged into self-contained and shared data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Its many features include a 180 MVA 100 per cent renewable energy power supply connected directly to the super grid via an on-site sub-station. There are also multiple on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.
For further information, visit www.ngd.co.uk