Equanet hires cloud specialist to ramp up hosted business

Simon Quicke

Equanet has brought a cloud specialist on board to help develop the offerings the reseller can bring to market in the virtualisation and hosted arena.

Charlss Barratt, former head of cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure solutions at Intrinsic Technology joins Equanet with immediate effect in the position of solutions development manager.

His brief will be to build up the capabilities the Dixons Retail owned reseller has in the cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure market.

Jamie Marshall, head of IT solutions at Equanet, said that Barratt had the experience it was looking for in the key areas of cloud and virtualisation and his appointment came on top of a recent restructuring of its IT solutions team to reach 31 people as the dealer looks to grow that saide of its business.

"[Barret's] experience in developing creative and targeted technology solutions in the cloud and vdi sector will give us the extra dimension to provide new and innovative services in this marketplace," he said.

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