DataVita is Scotlandâ€™s leading provider of colocation, cloud and connectivity services. We own and operate Scotland’s largest, most secure and most energy efficient datacentre, delivering high quality co-location products and innovative, agile cloud services from our Tier-III certified data centre near Glasgow. Our colocation and cloud services are designed to simplify how you build and operate your critical workloads, letting you build your applications with confidence and with total flexibility.
We can help you slash the carbon footprint associated with your IT services, our services are powered by 100% renewable energy and the data centre itself has a design PUE of 1.18, meaning most customers will reduce their carbon footprint by 70% or more.
With digital transformation a focus for all organisations, no matter their size, DataVita are the right partner to help you transform how you host and consume your digital services, letting you transform at your pace, not ours.
As the UKâ€™s hybrid cloud and colocation specialist, we will ensure your critical applications remain highly available, secure and resilient, letting you focus on what matters most, your customers and end-users.
For exceptional hosting, fantastic connectivity and flexible/secure cloud services – give us a call!
DataVita was founded in 2016 as Scotlandâ€™s first ever purpose-built data centre. The company was created to meet the growing demand for reliable, secure data storage and processing services in the region, and was designed specifically to deal with highly secure and complex workloads. Sustainability is important to DataVita, and the company has implemented various measures to minimize its environmental impact and promote energy efficiency. DataVita is the only commercial co-location data centre in the UK to hold the Uptime Institute certification for design and construction, a testament to the companyâ€™s commitment to excellence and industry-leading standards.
DataVita is owned by HFD Group, a Scottish owned family business with a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation. From the beginning, HFD Group saw the potential for DataVita to become a leader in the data centre industry, and invested heavily in the development of state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure.
Danny Quinn is the Managing Director of DataVita, which he helped start 7 years ago as the first employee. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning of the business. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Danny is a respected leader and expert in data centre management. Prior to his current role, he served as Head of cloud service at European Cloud service provider, where he played a key role in building and expanding their operations. Danny has a strong track record of delivering high-quality, reliable services to clients, and is known for his attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot complex issues. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices in the field, and is committed to continuously improving the efficiency and effectiveness of his companyâ€™s data centre operations.
Graeme Logie is the Operations Director at DataVita and joined the team as employee number three. Working within the Critical Infrastructure industry for 25 years Graeme has worked in various roles designing, installing, maintaining, and managing critical infrastructure. Graeme earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in Electrical Power Engineering whilst studying at Glasgow Caledonian University and is also an active member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In recent years Graemeâ€™s career has been focused on managing and building Data Centres for Oracle and DataVita. Graeme is now focused on growing the DataVita business, establishing the data centres as best of breed.
Head of Networking
Jim joined DataVita in March 2022 after spending 6 years as a lead network consultant, engineer and designer for various Police Scotland National Network projects. He is passionate about networking and particularly designing and implementing new network infrastructure. With a career in the networking industry of over 20 years, Jim has held a wide variety of positions, including Network Support Manager for Glasgow City Council/ACCESS, head of a Cisco and Microsoft IT Academy and Senior EMEA Network Engineer for Eaton.
Outside work Jim enjoys getting out into the countryside, either walking the hills of Scotland or long walks with his dog.
Head of Platform Services & Security
Rayâ€™s career path has been varied which has allowed him to experience a lot of different industries within his 20-year IT career. This has provided him a unique perspective in the world seeing how things have changed and evolved within IT. Ray joined DataVita in December 2021 from Insights as a Security Architect and has a passion for Security, Infrastructure and Cloud Technologies which has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
For fun, or if you can call it fun. Ray likes to run. Always in training for a marathon, event or some crazy hill/mountainous run.
Business Systems Manager
David joined DataVita in March 2016 having held various posts in the IT Service Management and Support Industry. Davidâ€™s most recent roles have been related to implementation, process control and management of various ISO and other industry standards.
David is a keen golfer and can usually be found hacking his way around Ayrshire golf courses in his spare time.
Business Development Director
James joined the team in September 2022 from Scottish Futures Trust where he created and ran the successful Host in Scotland initiative. Prior to this James worked in Project Finance at PwC and is a Chartered Accountant. James is passionate about growing our business relationships and creating value for our customers.
James is a keen musician, playing guitar, bass and drums and loves watching rugby â€“ particularly his beloved Ulster!
Head of Service Operations
Dylan joined DataVita in April 2022 as a life-long IT enthusiast. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Cyber Security & Networks (with merit) and has built a diverse 10-year career in the industry. Ranging from computer and mobile device repair to thriving in technical and customer facing roles for various MSPâ€™s. Dylan has leveraged his varied skillset to assist in delivering large scale infrastructure projects across the Public and Private sector from a technical deployment and service delivery perspective.
Dylan is an avid gamer and guitar player â€“ with a special interest in acoustic rock and blues/bluegrass music. You would expect to find Dylan tuned into a live MMA event in the wee hours of the weekend which is the unfortunate downside of being a fan from the UK!