Macquarie Telecom Appoints Dinusha Koggalahewa as New Data Center Facilities Manager

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Macquarie Hosting announces the appointment of Dinusha Koggalahewa as its new Data Center Facilities Manager

Macquarie Hosting, a division of Macquarie Telecom today announced it has appointed Dinusha Koggalahewa as its new Data Center Facilities Manager, joining its local operations team. The appointment reflects continued growth at Macquarie Telecom and supports its strategy to fulfill market demand for the adoption of its hosting services.

Koggalahewa brings Macquarie Telecom a range of experience from his background in electrical engineering, focused on the maintenance and upgrade of engineering infrastructure for mission critical data center facilities. His appointment will further enhance the skills of the technical team which ensures Macquarie Telecom can host mission critical applications for customers with zero downtime.

Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Hosting, Macquarie Telecom said, “We want to attract the market’s best technology skills to Macquarie Telecom, and we are delighted that Dunusha is bringing a wealth of experience, managing mission critical data centers to our business. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer Australia’s most trusted and reliable server hosting services, and having the right mix of technical skills is central to this. Working with Dinusha we will bring even more business benefits to our customers.

Koggalahewa's focus will involve further strengthening the processes and procedures within Macquarie Telecom’s managed hosting environments to enhance customer experience and service delivery. Other key priorities will include demand forecasting and capacity management as well as implementing additional power efficiency improvements, to enhance Macquarie Telecom’s Green IT proposition.

Prior to Macquarie Telecom, Koggalahewa held the position of Data Center Facilities Manager for ANZ National Bank in Auckland for four years. In this role he achieved significant results in improving the operations, including reducing engineering infrastructure faults by 83 percent. Koggalahewa managed ANZ’s five critical Data Centers across New Zealand as well as overseeing the delivery of engineering, raised floor, operations, and security services with a team of 27 staff.

Before this Koggalahewa was an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager for URS in Auckland, where he gained exposure to numerous Data Center sites including those for IBM and EDS. Koggalahewa graduated from the University of Auckland in 2003, with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics (Power Systems).

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