HAWTHORNE, N.Y., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Xand Holdings LLC, a leading Northeast data center, cloud and managed services provider for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Keith Markley as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. Markley will join the executive management team which oversees corporate strategy, planning and all of its operations.
Commenting on the appointment, David Struwas, Xand’s CEO, said: “With the addition of Keith, we’ve added a proven veteran with vast industry experience. Keith’s comprehensive background, which encompasses sales, operations, marketing, customer support and executive leadership, will allow him to make a significant contribution to Xand from day one. As we continue to grow both organically and through acquisition, Xand will need proven executives like Keith who are adept at integrating companies, overseeing data center expansions and leading the network operation center’s high level of support to our customer base.”
Xand is currently expanding three of its data center facilities in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts with more than six (6) megawatts of new power and 25,000 square feet of premium raised floor colocation and business continuity space under construction. Mr. Markley will oversee all of these projects, which are scheduled for completion in the third and fourth quarters of 2012.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Xand’s operational team and help continue the tremendous growth that the company has been experiencing with colocation, cloud and managed services for the enterprise,” said Keith Markley, COO. “I look forward to building upon Xand’s long-held value proposition of providing the highest level of service to our customers.”
Prior to joining Xand, Mr. Markley served as CEO of a KFH portfolio company, LAI Holdings Inc, focused on technology and manufacturing. Mr. Markley also served as President and COO of DSL.net, President of Covad Communications’ Eastern Region, vice-president and general manager for New England Fiber Communications (dba, Brooks Fiber Properties) and as district director for Advanced Radio Telecom. In addition, Mr. Markley is a former legislator, serving two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Xand is a highly resilient facilities-based provider of data center infrastructure, colocation, cloud and managed services. For more than two decades, Xand has designed, built and managed IT infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, Xand is able to offer colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and wide area networking throughout the region via its best-in-class infrastructure, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence.
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