EfficiencyIT appoints Uptime Institute accredited data centre design expert


EfficiencyIT, a specialist consultancy in data centre design and build, edge computing and IT services, has appointed Steve Henson as its new Senior Data Centre Architect.

Steve joins the company following a 30-year tenure in the data centre industry, working directly with public sector, colocation, and enterprise organisations to design and build energy efficient mission-critical infrastructure systems. In his new role Steve will work collaboratively with EfficiencyIT’s growing customer base to help data centre owners and operators in the enterprise, life science and local government sectors implement power, energy efficiency and cost-saving modernisation programs, while consulting on new design and build projects.

His experience includes a number of sales, marketing, account management and engineering roles at several high-profile tech organisations, including APC, Chloride Telecom Systems, Eaton, Power One Energy Systems, Schneider Electric and Vertiv. Further, as an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer, he will also help EfficiencyIT’s customers gain a better understanding of practical application of Uptime Institute Tiers, overcoming design challenges and constraints to help them achieve Tier-certified, resilient data centre systems.

Having begun his career as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) service engineer, Steve’s career has seen him span the length and breadth of mission-critical systems. To-date he has worked directly with enterprise customers as a trusted advisor, completing complex power, plant and engineering installations and implementing advanced Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software solutions that reduce stranded capacity, lower costs, and reduce carbon emissions.

“One of the primary reasons for joining EfficiencyIT was the opportunity to enhance and develop my expertise, while working directly with enterprise customers to solve mission-critical pain points,” said Steve Henson, Senior Data Centre Architect, EfficiencyIT. “From optimising UPS, cooling and containment systems, to service, support and modernisation programs, joining EIT provides me with the flexibility and agility to implement customer-focused solutions, and continue to work with a range of industry-leading technology providers.”

“We’re delighted to have appointed Steve Henson as our new Senior Data Centre Architect,” said Nick Ewing, MD, EfficiencyIT. “Having worked with a range of high profile and prestigious enterprise organisations, his appointment strengthens our Schneider Electric engineering, hardware, software and service expertise, supports our new businesses growth, and will ensure we continue to meet customer demands for resilient and technically-excellent data centre solutions.”

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