Kao Data Appoints Spencer Lamb as new Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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  • Influential data centre director joins the Kao Data team to energise sales and lead go-to-market strategy
  • Spencer Lamb delivers over 26-years of revenue creation experience to build the platform for the next phase of campus development and expansion
  • He joins having previously held senior positions with Infinity SDC and Verne Global

14th January 2020, London, United KingdomKao Data, the home of innovation and the UK’s leading entrant to the wholesale colocation data centre market, has announced the appointment of Spencer Lamb to spearhead the company’s growth strategy as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Key to the appointment is Spencer’s experience working with scale up businesses and advancing them to revenue generating and profitable concerns. With over 26 years of experience in data centre growth, High Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud services and communications infrastructure, he is well placed to both lead the team and execute the new go-to-market strategy, which will drive customer revenue and the continued expansion of the 35MW London campus development.

Paul Finch, Interim CEO and COO, Kao Data commented, “Spencer’s appointment is a significant step towards Kao Data’s customer acquisition strategy. He has the depth of industry experience and appreciates how our evolving product-set and services differentiate Kao from our peers, delivering a competitive advantage for our customers. He brings mentoring capabilities, which will add a further dimension to our sales and marketing teams. As we continue with the next phase of the campus development, his guidance will be crucial to our plans for the foreseeable future.”

“Kao Data provides customers with the ability to scale quickly at a time where demand for data, resilient power and sustainable, energy efficient data centre space is at an all time high,” said Spencer Lamb, VP Sales and Marketing. “With our abilities to service HPC and AI applications, and close proximity to the UK financial, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, Kao is one of the most successful and disruptive new companies to join a maturing market. Ultimately, with industry experience across its leadership team that continues to innovate at every turn, I’m delighted to be part of Kao Data’s future.”

Recently, Kao Data signed a customer contract with EMBL-EBI, the international research infrastructure and global leader in the storage analysis and dissemination of large biological data sets. This is a key development in Kao Data’s strategic goal to become the leading provider of compute capability to the UK’s Life Science community, based in the heart of the UK Innovation corridor.

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About Kao Data

Situated in the UK Innovation corridor, the £200m+ Kao Data Campus provides around 150,000 sq. ft technical space and 35MW power for IT equipment. The completed site will comprise four 8.8MW data centres, providing a customer product set from a Technology Pod, Technology Cell, Technology Suite and complete Technology Building, tailored to meet the demands of conventional ITE infrastructure, through to specialist HPC and Edge at Scale deployments.

Through technical leadership Kao Data continues to drive innovation increasing reliability supporting 100% availability at reduced total cost of operations. Dynamic load tracking at the campus site ensures high energy-efficiency with ultra-low PUE <1.2, even at 20% ITE utilisation. The company has made the added commitment to 100% renewable energy to power its data centres.

Served by a dedicated and redundant 43.5MVA power supply, the quality of the design, construction and systems installation has helped Kao Data achieve BREEAM excellent certification. The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and secure data resilience of the Kao Data Campus makes it ideally placed to support both cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions for a range of enterprise businesses, including financial services, life sciences, defence and the health sector.

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