WAYNESBORO, VA – August 29, 2017- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced Michael Creech as Director of Sales for the Company’s recently created Lumos Data Center business. Michael will report to Josh Wolff, the Senior Vice President for Lumos Data Centers, and both will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
From 2006-2012 and again from 2015-2017, Michael was a Senior Consultant at TierPoint, based in Charlotte, and was focused on the delivery of IaaS-Cloud/Hybrid, Managed Hosting & Data Center services. During the period from 2012-2015, Michael served as a Partner Account Executive at Alert Logic in Charlotte focused on providing security and compliance solutions to on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructures.
According to third party research, the total Charlotte co-location market in 2017 is estimated to be approximately $140 million, up nearly 7% year-over-year. The market is estimated to reach over $150 million in 2018, up nearly 7% versus 2017. The Charlotte metro area is the 22nd largest MSA in the US with a population of approximately 2.5 million, up nearly 12% since 2010. Charlotte’s population growth over that period was the fourth highest of the 22 largest MSAs.
“I am pleased to announce that Michael Creech has joined Lumos Data Centers as a Sales Director and believe that Josh Wolff is building out his team in an efficient and thoughtful manner,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Michael has deep experience and relationships in the robust Charlotte data center market and over time, we expect that we will increase our market share of the Charlotte co-location and managed services market from our current share of less than 5%.”
Michael Creech said, “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my experience and relationships to accelerate the growth of Lumos Data Centers. Lumos Networks has a tradition of creating customer-focused solutions and Josh and I look forward to emulating that success within our newly created Lumos Data Centers business.”
About Lumos Data Centers
Lumos Data Centers (LDC) is a newly formed business unit within Lumos Networks, focusing exclusively on data center services. LDC offers high availability services out of three data centers in Charlotte, NC servicing Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The data center facilities are staffed 24/7/365, SSAE 16 SOC1 and SOC 2 Type II certified, and PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant. Enterprise services include Colocation, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Storage as a Service, and Back Up and Recovery as a Service. LDC acts as a Carrier Hotel, with 12 of the largest carriers in Charlotte having fiber routes and / or Points of Presence (POP), allowing robust options for clients. With direct connectivity from the Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications fiber footprint, along with 12 options for connectivity, LDC is uniquely positioned to offer clients on-net data center and colocation services.
About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks
The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers.