Why virtualDCS?

To put it simply, we are the cloud computing experts and our specialist team makes all the difference.
Our business values
Our values and goals are embroidered into everything we do.
  • Be dependable – We’ll do what we say we will; when we say we’ll do it.
  • Continually innovate – We’re always looking to do things better in every business aspect.
  • Be Collaborative – We will always work and engage with our customers to achieve their goals.
  • Easy to do business with – Any action that we make is done to make our customer’s lives easier.
  • Be an awesome place to work – We want virtualDCS to have a fantastic environment for staff and customers.
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We’re cloud pioneers
Our team has shaped the cloud industry, bending breaking and fixing systems to deliver leading-edge solutions.
  • VMware’s first VMware Service Provider Enterprise Partner – VMware
  • The ‘UK’s Most Cutting Edge Cloud Hosting Services Provider’ -TMT News
  • ‘Best Cloud Hosting Services 2016-17’ – Aquisition International Magazine
  • ‘Best International Cloud Computing Solutions Provider’ – CV Magazine
Best of breed solutions
Our skilled team, combined with our comprehensive platform guarantees 99.9% availability.
  • Complete resiliency – Every server you take on our platform has a virtual hot spare, so if the hardware your server is running on fails you can be up and running again automatically in 90 Seconds.
  • Allocated resources – Your server has its own CPU and memory allocation that is not shared with other servers, this prevents other busy servers having an effect on your performance.
  • Independent systems – Your server is completely independent of any other server in our platform; you can, therefore use a vast number of operating systems on it.

Don't just take our word for it...

"We appointed virtualDCS due to its hosting capabilities, secure data centres, high-security provisions and unprecedented availability of its services."
Work Group
"The SaaS solution they have provided us with will give us the flexibility we require to continue to grow at pace and the team have been great at guiding us through the process of moving our hosting to the cloud."
Liquid Accounts
"We selected virtualDCS to host e-clinic because of the team's highly professional approach and commitment to data security, which meant that we were confident our IP would be safeguarded while we expanded our international customer base, through Software as a Service."
Meet the virtualDCS team
Richard May
Managing Director

Throughout my entire career I have been fascinated by the concept of providing I.T. as a Service, and technologies that enable this such as virtualisation.

Having previously worked for companies such as ICM, BT and Planet Online I now have over 20 years of I.T. experience, with a constant focus towards developing the technology and services that have formed Cloud Computing.

Working with the virtualDCS team, we continue to develop and shape the industry. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders with the key aim of providing the best solutions to our customers.

John Murray
Operations Director

John Murray

As a proud original founder of virtualDCS, I am focussed on maintaining the highest customer service levels and ensuring industry beating uptime is delivered.I oversee the provision of virtualDCS’s service to our customers, ensuring that they receive the best possible solutions for their business requirements.

Like Richard, I have over 20 years of experience within the I.T. industry and before forming virtualDCS I worked with numerous traditional hosting solutions and organisations as a technical architect. My background enables me to help oversee the technical and support teams at virtualDCS as we develop new ideas and solutions to today’s rapidly changing business environments.

Peter Bowers
Sales Director

I have been in sales for over 15 years, with focus and genuine interest in the hosted and outsourced I.T. sector.

For the last 10 years I have worked both direct and channel models in the I.T. industry, from selling small Private Cloud installs, through to a major UK hosting framework estimated to be in excess of £400 million. “People do business with people” in my eyes, never a truer phrase has been said.

If you are passionate about what you do, go about your day to day in a professional manner and focus on the customer, people will recognise that and will come back to you time and time again as a trusted adviser to their business.

Abigail Rice
Customer Support Executive

I have always had a passion for technology, with over 12 years’ experience in IT services, having begun my career working for a large international telecommunications provider.

Like virtualDCS, I believe in providing unparalleled levels of customer service – offering only the best advice and solutions. I enjoy the challenge of working in such a dynamic industry with a dedicated team of professionals.

Antonio Francis
Support Engineer

I joined the company in 2014 as a support engineer, working for virtualDCS while also completing a Microsoft apprenticeship.

Working for such an innovative company means that I get to learn new skills every day, which is a challenge I enjoy.

Ben Lavender
Support Engineer

Ben LavenderOver the last 3 years I’ve worked with an array of technologies and provided technical services from 1st line client to 3rd line Infrastructure Server and Networks and Development.

I have a passion for technical IT and spend vast amounts of my personal time researching technical aspects and advancements to further progress my skillsets. I joined virtualDCS in 2014 as a Technical Engineer where I can expand further on my skills to provide our customers a high-level service, I feel privileged to work with virtualDCS and the team who are industry leaders in IT.

Emma Cunningham-Booth
Finance and Administration Manager

I joined virtualDCS in 2010 as Finance and Administration Manager.

It is a varied and interesting role which involves many tasks, including managing the accounts, overseeing HR procedures, assisting with the administration of contracts, orders and purchasing and generally ensuring that the administrative side of the business runs smoothly and effectively.

Matthew Sharpe
Support Engineer

I am one of the support engineers at virtualDCS, having joined the company in 2012 as a ‘support apprentice’. Using skills gained through my apprenticeship I work within the team to troubleshoot different software and technology issues our customers face.

Working at virtualDCS I am learning from some of the best minds in the virtualisation industry and gaining experience with technologies such as VMware and Microsoft, while I continue to gain industry qualifications.

Megan Barnett
Business Administration Apprentice

ryan barlowI’ve always been interested in technology and business management, so working with virtualDCS is the perfect combination for me.

As a business administration apprentice for virtualDCS, I’m thrilled to be able to work with such a range of accomplished individuals and I’m looking forward to helping our customers make the most of the cloud.

Nicola Smith
Marketing Manager

I joined virtualDCS in 2011, my role involves managing the marketing department for the company, promoting virtualDCS and our services.


I love my job and feel very lucky to be working with virtualDCS, in such a challenging environment. I have a passion for all things marketing and technology and I regularly update the virtualDCS blog, keep an eye out!

If you would like to know anything else, feel free to contact me.

Ross Devine
Head of Technical Support

I started my career as an I.T. technician at Durham University, before moving to Leeds and progressing to Head of I.T. for a Recruitment firm with offices throughout Europe.

I then moved to virtualDCS in late 2010, since joining I haven’t looked back. In my Role as head of technical support, I work closely with our customers to ensure that their platform constantly performs at a high standard and any issues experienced by our customers are resolved in an expedient and friendly manner.

virtualDCS has been the most challenging yet rewarding role of my career to date, harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver real-world solutions to our customers.

Ryan Barlow
Support Engineer

ryan barlowAs support engineer for virtualDCS, my I.T. career originally started at the Zenos I.T. Academy in Leeds. After graduating I went to work for a small Huddersfield based company, where I dealt with end user issues, from this I naturally progressed into managing and solving more complex technical cases.

Virtualisation has always impressed me – the idea of having multiple servers on one machine is fascinating. I know that virtualDCS is the place to be for both virtualisation technology and expanding my skillset.