365 Data Centers has announced that James Ashton has joined the company as director, network engineering. In this role, he will provide technical leadership to the existing team of network experts who plan, implement, maintain, and optimize 365’s nationwide network.

Ashton is a highly-experienced network expert having held NOC through architecture senior leadership roles over his 18-year career. Prior to joining 365 Data Centers, he worked for Progress Telecom, Level 3 Communications, eSolutions, and WOW!

“Over the past twelve months, we have expanded our data center footprint into ten markets, transformed the Company from a pure colocation business into a hybrid data center services provider, and added and expanded a coast to coast fiber network that also connects each of our facilities,” said Bob DeSantis, chief executive officer, 365 Data Centers. “James Ashton’s breadth of expertise, including network architecture, engineering and peering, will contribute to 365’s continuous efforts to assure that our network, IP, DRaaS, backup and cloud services deliver a customer experience that exceeds expectations. At 365 Data Centers, we believe in making ‘Technology Humanized’ and that begins with having professionals like James on our team to further enhance the level of expertise available to our customers.”

“During my career, I have assisted small business owners to large multi-national enterprises, and have a deep understanding of how network-based services drive value for such customers,” said Ashton. “365 Data Centers has built an incredible portfolio of data center services and is rapidly gaining market share in each of its markets. I am professionally and personally committed to lead our network engineering team to further the Company’s success by staying focused on network quality and reliability, and working with our sales team to develop cost-efficient solutions for 365 customers.”