Press release: A leading European Managed Service Provider, has appointed Petter M. Tømmeraas as Senior Vice President for Basefarm’s Data Centre Business.
Aims to continue building on unique combination of successful colocation business with added IT Operations support
London – 22 May 2018. Basefarm, a leading European Managed Service Provider, has appointed Petter M. Tømmeraas as Senior Vice President for Basefarm’s Data Centre Business.
After four years at Green Mountain, Petter M. Tømmeraas will now focus on continuing to build on Basefarm’s successful data center business area, where one single organisation is supplying both data center colocation services and enterprise-critical operations support.
“Many companies are moving away from managing their own IT operations and infrastructure and instead are looking to use external partners with expertise in areas like cloud services and big data to operate their enterprise-critical IT. This trend makes my new job very exciting,” said Tømmeraas. “Because Basefarm is more than a fixed supplier of data center services, we can take over and automate operational tasks and keep costs under control and have a flexible infrastructure than a standard colocation supplier.”
“We rarely see customers looking for only colocation today, although we are of course happy to provide that service as well, and for many it’s only a matter of time before they also start using managed cloud services. Transitioning to Basefarm as a supplier of mission critical, hybrid cloud solutions is really quick,” continued Tømmeraas .
“With regards to the market we are addressing we are seeing interest from a lot of players at the moment. The hyperscalers and other global players are looking for good partners to set up edge data centers, service providers are increasingly moving into large colocation facilities and the enterprise market has mostly stopped building their own data centers at a high cost to focus more on their own solutions and services instead of having to focus on power, cooling and physical security,” concluded Tømmeraas.
Tømmeraas has a bachelor’s degree in international business with a major in economics, administration, law and international marketing. Since 1998, he has worked in the fields of IT and telecommunication services, in which data center services have always been an integral part of this spectrum of services. Before joining Basefarm in February 2018 Tømmeraas worked as Chief Sales Officer at Green Mountain.
Basefarm is a European Managed Service Provider. We create market leaders by integrating the key competencies for digital transformation – big data, cloud computing and information security, into one service offering. Our delivery model covers everything from ”idea to cable”; we provide strategic advice, implementation projects and infrastructure operations under one management and on any cloud. Basefarm was founded in 2000 and our team of 530+ top engineers and advisors are servicing global clients from our European offices and data centres in Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
Basefarm was top ranked in Whitelane’s IT Outsourcing study Nordics 2018 and was recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the European Cloud Computing Market 2015 for our unique methodology in application management. The unbelievable Machine Company *um, part of the Basefarm group, was named Innovator of The Year 2018 by German business magazine brand eins Wissen and Data Analytics Leader by ISG Provider Lens Germany 2018.
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