Tierpoint, a U.S. provider of cloud hosting, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the promotion of David Foster to the newly created role of Vice President, Data Center Facilities. A 15-year veteran of the industry, Mr. Foster most recently was General Manager of TierPoint’s Jacksonville facility and operations. Robert Lupo will succeed Foster as General Manager in Jacksonville.
In his new role reporting to TierPoint President and COO Tom McMillin, David Foster will be responsible for establishing companywide standards, processes and key performance indicators (KPIs) for TierPoint’s 39 data center facilities and operations in the United States. He will also provide guidance and oversight for all TierPoint data center expansions, as well as driving efficiency improvements across the company’s data center operations.
“David’s experience and strong track record in data center management will be invaluable in his new role supporting the larger enterprise’s continued growth and success,” said Tom McMillin. “We are also very pleased to have Robert joining us as General Manager in Jacksonville. He’s an accomplished and respected industry veteran with strong ties to the local community.”
Prior to TierPoint, Mr. Foster served as Director of Data Center Engineering for Windstream Hosted Solutions, where he led efforts to expand their footprint from five to more than 20 data centers across the country. He also served as Director of Data Center Operations for Hosted Solutions and Vice President for Altruent Systems.
Robert Lupo has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure support design and implementation leadership. He served as CEO of CxP Data Centers in Jacksonville for four years and most recently was managing partner of a cloud solutions provider based in Jacksonville.
Tierpoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation.