Data Services Provider Xand Names CTO, President

Xand, a provider of data center, cloud and managed services, has named Yatish Mishra as President and Chief Technology Officer. Xand recently acquired DBSi of Pennsylvania and Access Northeast of Massachusetts, and claims to be “one of the largest data center firms on the east coast.” The company is backed by ABRY Partners.


Xand, a leading northeast data center, cloud and managed services provider for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Yatish Mishra as President and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Mishra will lead both the business and technology strategy for the company, including colocation, cloud, managed services and business continuity products and services. He brings over 26 years of senior IT and executive leadership experience to the Xand team, most recently as the co-founder, President and CEO of RagingWire, a leading California-based data center firm with multiple facilities across the United States.


Brian St. Jean of ABRY Partners commented on the hiring by saying, “Adding a data center veteran like Yatish is a tremendous victory for Xand. Our customers will now have the benefit of his strong business leadership and technology background to guide future Xand cloud and managed services offerings, as well as to shape the corporate vision.”


Xand recently acquired DBSi of Pennsylvania and Access Northeast of Massachusetts to become one of the largest data center firms on the east coast, with six facilities within the region.


“I’m excited to come onboard with Xand at such an important time for the company,” said Mishra. “I look forward to scaling the company and continue the momentum built by the existing management team to become a dominant player in the east coast region while continuing to deliver exceptional support to our valued customers.”


As part of his twelve-year stint at RagingWire, Mishra served as President and CEO and led the company from inception to record growth in revenue and profitability during his tenure. Prior to that, he was the corporate Vice President of Information Technology at Photronics, Inc., a public company servicing the semiconductor industry, where he oversaw all global IT infrastructure and applications. Mishra was a finalist in both 2007 and 2010 for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program. He was granted both United States and European patents in the field of IT systems automation and data center power designs. Mishra holds a degree in Applied Physics with a specialty in Physical Electronics from the University of California, Davis.


About Xand


Xand is a highly resilient facilities-based provider of data center managed services. For more than two decades, Xand has designed, built and managed IT infrastructure services that allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts, Xand is able to offer colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and wide area networking throughout the region via its best-in-class facilities, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence.


Founded in 1989, ABRY is one of the most experienced media, communications, and business information services sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. ABRY has completed over $27 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 450 properties. The firm is currently managing over $3.5 billion of total capital and investing out of a $1.6 billion private equity fund, $750 million senior equity/mezzanine fund and a $1.2 billion senior debt fund. ABRY has extensive data center and communications investing experience through investments such as CyrusOne, Datapipe, e-Shelter, Hosted Solutions, Masergy, Sidera, Sentrum Holdings, Telx, and Q9 Networks.