Databarracks is obsessed with security.

We’ve made a point of it. We know that relying on a third party to deliver your business critical systems is fundamentally an act of trust. From the ex-military bunker we use to host systems down to our tireless support team, we’ve built our whole business around an appreciation of the gravity of that choice.

We started 13 years ago with backup, when cloud computing was a still just an idea. We knew then that hosted IT services would change the face of business computing, so long as they were reliable – so long as they did what they said they would.

Ensuring we do just that – deliver on our promises – comes down to our other obsession: support. The Databarracks culture is defined by hiring talented people who genuinely care about what we do.



Award winning service.

Awards are important to us because it means we're achieving what we set out to do: deliver the best cloud services in the UK.

Perhaps more important than the awards though are the success stories behind them. We won every single one of those awards because a satisfied customer either nominated us or endorsed us.
Databarracks continually prioritises customer service over all else, so it means a lot when people vouch for us.

The Directors

Peter Groucutt

Managing Director

Peter has a history in understanding and mitigating risk, having spent many years working in risk management roles within the banking sector – particularly developing applications to monitor value-at-risk across the banks treasury and hedged products. In 2000 Peter combined his skills in application development with his love of sailing to set up his own company building ship monitoring and harbour management software, integrating Search and Rescue using G.P.S. and Radar.

Peter’s main focus is to combine Databarracks’ constantly improving services with a continued passion for customer service, promoting the company’s shared belief in ‘treating our customer as we like to be treated ourselves.’ This isn’t an empty promise. Peter is available to all Databarracks customers 24/365.


Oliver Mather

Technical Director

Following the successful global rollout of a new banking system for ABN Amro, Oliver founded Databarracks with Peter with the mission of developing a simple, effective and trust worthy backup service.

Ten years later, Oliver continues to work closely with Peter and Tom to shape the company’s technical strategy, from the technical support of new products and implementations, to the management and development of service delivery platforms.


Tom Roberts

Financial Director

Prior to managing Databarracks’ financial strategy, Tom managed one of the UK’s largest independent book manufacturing units. After suffering a damaging data loss, he was approached by Peter and Oliver to form Databarracks, and was immediately struck by the value of backup as a service.



Andrew Brenson

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has worked in the IT sector for 20 years with companies such as Channel 4 and Save the Children, and is a well-known authority in the NGO and international charity IT sector.

After lengthy service as Treasurer to the Charities Consortium IT Directors Group, Andrew now works as a consultant with NGOs.

Andrew Green

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) of PTS Consulting and a globally-recognised expert in data centres and IT relocations. Building on a strong existing consultative relationship with Peter and Oliver, Andrew was invited to join the board as a non-executive director in 2012. We are delighted to benefit from his guidance in an official capacity.

Meet the team

Say hello to the fine folks who make it all happen

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