Maquarie Telecom appoints data facilities manager

Dinusha Koggalahewa to build on technical and hosting management skills

Macquarie Telecom Data Centre's Dinusha Koggalahewa

Macquarie Telecom Data Centre's Dinusha Koggalahewa

Macquarie Telecom has appointed Dinusha Koggalahewa as its new Data Facilities Manager as the company moves to expand its hosting services and improve the technical skills of its team.

Managing director of hosting at Macquarie Telecom, Aidan Tudehope, said Koggalahew offered the right mix of technical and hosting services management skills.

“We want to attract the market’s best technology skills to Macquarie Telecom, and we are delighted that Dunusha is bringing a wealth of experience, managing mission critical data centres to our business,” Tudehope said in a statement.

Koggalahewa will play a key role in the management of the data centre’s infrastructure, maintaining the growth of its hosting business, which was up 37.4 per cent in the second half of the last financial year.

“My key priorities centre [on] continuing the manageability and efficiency of our operations and maintaining the overall experience and satisfaction of our customers,” he said.

The expansion of Macquarie Telecom’s Green IT proposition will also be a focus. Educating customers on power and cooling usage, green server processes, server virtualisation and rack layout techniques would help expand the company’s green proposition, Koggalahewa said.

“We’re focusing on green technology and monitoring IT energy consumption in our data centre to establish a green hosting environment. This includes using environmentally friendly technology such as server virtualisation, which allows us to more intelligently use the computing power of our hardware.”

Koggalahewa said he will initially concentrate on “doing the basics right”.

“We have a solid foundation on which we operate our facilities. My focus will be on planning for growth, our capacity management practices, the delivery of our provisioning services, engaging the right service providers that are capable of supporting our business and the criticality of our environments with appropriate service level agreements and performance measures; whilst continuing to adopt the latest in rack and airflow management technologies and practices.”

Koggalahewa has a background in electrical engineering and has worked for consulting and professional services in Auckland.

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