HOSTING Appoints Don Barlow Executive VP of Operations
Barlow to focus on exceeding the demanding performance, availability and responsiveness needs of HOSTING’s rapidly growing customer base
DENVER, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – HOSTING, a leading provider of managed cloud services, has appointed veteran operations executive Don Barlow as Executive Vice President of Operations. Barlow will oversee HOSTING’s customer support, technical and data center operations teams.
Barlow brings over 20 years of senior leadership positions in the technology service provider arena. Prior to HOSTING, Barlow served as Vice President of the Cloud Consulting Practice at ATG Consulting where he led several high-profile projects for well-known cloud service providers. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations at OpSource, one of the earliest cloud service providers.
“HOSTING is committed to providing the best customer experience for mid-size companies engaging in the cloud. Our 200+ support and engineering professionals are at the heart of those daily customer interactions. As their leader, Don embodies the principles required to deliver on that promise. He leads from the front–working with customers each and every day to ensure we are responsive and proactive,” said Art Zeile, CEO.
Barlow’s expertise includes engineering, operations, business & technology development, product development and sales operations. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served as an infantry officer and is a highly-decorated combat veteran from the First Gulf War.
“We build and operate high performance clouds for mission critical business applications,” said Barlow. “While the technology matters, it’s our people that make the difference in providing the highest availability, performance and responsiveness to customer needs. I’m honored to be joining such a great organization that puts the customer at the center of everything we do.”
HOSTING builds and operates high performance clouds for business-critical applications. With a unique lifecycle approach and the industry’s best team, HOSTING helps organizations design, build, migrate, manage, and protect their Cloud-based environments. Using enterprise-class networking and connectivity technologies, HOSTING provides the highest levels of availability, recovery, security, and performance. HOSTING owns and operates six geographically-dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment independently validated for compliance against the PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. The company’s 4000 customers around the world represent a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, media-entertainment, financial services technology and government.