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Eaton appoints new data centre and IT segment leader 

Carly Wills, Editor

17/05/2019

Tags: Data Centre Management

Topics: Data Centre Management

Power management company Eaton has announced the appointment of Ciarán Forde as segment leader, data centre and IT, for the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

Forde is located in Dublin, at Eaton’s global headquarters.

In this role, Forde will help transform traditional concepts of power networks in data centre and IT environments, with some even transforming into profit centres utilising UPS-as-a-Reserve technology (UPSaaR). This Eaton solution enables data centres to contribute to renewable energy adoption and earn from investments. Working closely with the product lines, commercial and engineering teams, Forde will also put a focus on the utilisation of new and innovative technologies to read, monitor and optimise power consumption patterns for Eaton’s data centre and IT customers.

“We’re entering a very exciting time for the sector - where data centres are moving towards becoming truly intelligent, dynamic power environments. I’m proud to be joining a company where innovation and forward thinking are a part of the day-to-day process as we look to meet these needs,” said Forde. “It’s my goal to marry all of the amazing products and talent already within Eaton with future innovations and trends to improve data centre consumption levels and power efficiency for our customers across EMEA.”

With a proven record in his previous roles such as vice president, global data centre business at CommScope, Forde brings more than 20 years of valuable experience to the position from the data centre, enterprise and telecom Industries.

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