Hosting and colocation firm UKFast has appointed of Lizzi Long as data centre sales manager.
Bringing years of experience of colocation and client development at Telecity, Long joins UKFast’s data centre team under sales director Rudi Feitsma who joined UKFast in 2012. Long continues the company’s drive to populate its recently-launched data centres and improve connectivity in the region.
Playing a key role in the company’s growing colocation team, Long will carry out UKFast’s plans to boost carrier-neutral networks, attracting more carriers to the area in a bid to boost Manchester’s connectivity.
Long said: “Moving to UKFast is a really exciting step. Although they entered the data centre market just a couple of years ago, UKFast has already built Manchester’s most powerful data centre complex and brought competition to the area that was long overdue.
“I am looking forward to bringing even more improvements to Manchester’s connectivity, filling our new facilities and offering colocation services on a whole new level.”
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “It’s great to have Lizzi on board. I was always impressed with her when she worked for UKGrid when UKFast was UKGrid’s largest customer and I always knew we would get to a size where we would need someone like Lizzi managing our rapidly-expanding client base.