Martin Saunders

Technical Director



Martin oversees the technical platforms, IT and data centres that serve Claranet’s customer requirements. Claranet manages one of the largest clouds in the UK, from six data centres hosting tens of thousands of physical and virtual servers, petabytes of data and terabits of network capacity. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Martin has been highly influential in the rapid development of business connectivity, communications and cloud hosting services. He successfully designed and launched the UK’s first 8Mb ADSL broadband product and the first copper Ethernet service which kicked off the broadband revolution in the UK. He also designed and launched the UK’s first cloud platform fully integrated with wide area network technology, enabling businesses to consume the cloud in a secure, scalable way.