SOURCE: IIX Inc.

IIX, direct interconnection solutions

November 04, 2014 07:00 ET

Former Zayo SVP of Sales Joins IIX to Lead Global Sales Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - November 04, 2014) - IIX Inc., a leading provider of direct interconnection solutions, today announced that it has appointed Steve Williams as Senior Vice President of Sales. Williams will oversee the expansion of IIX's global sales team to support growing market demand for secure and scalable direct interconnection across the globe between content providers, cloud application providers and other enterprises.

Prior to joining IIX, Williams held senior sales leadership positions at Zayo Group, a global provider of telecom infrastructure and colocation services. He was most recently Zayo's Senior Vice President of Sales and was a significant contributor to the dynamic, early growth of the company. At Zayo Group, Williams was responsible for building and overseeing several key organizations, including Custom Solutions and Enterprise and Carrier Sales, as well as the company's first Strategic Channels Organization.

"We're seeing stronger demand for secure and reliable direct interconnection solutions across geographic regions," said Al Burgio, founder and CEO, IIX. "We welcome Steve to IIX's leadership team. We look forward to his valuable contributions to IIX's global sales expansion, with his extensive industry experience and ability to drive year-over-year growth for the companies he has served."

In parallel with the explosion of Internet traffic , DDoS attacks and other security concerns are seeing exponential growth. IIX's bypass solution enables enterprises, content providers, cloud application providers and trading partners to securely and directly connect with one another regardless of their location.

"Innovation and new technology are key to supporting the evolution of next-generation direct interconnection," said Williams. "I'm excited to join IIX's exceptional team and to build on the company's software and interconnection platform to help IIX reach its goal of delivering fast, simple and secure interconnection solutions globally to benefit both our customers and their end users."

IIX recently raised $10.4 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and acquired UK software and interconnection company Allegro Networks.

About IIX
IIX is a global interconnection and software solutions provider. The IIX PeeringCloud™ is a robust solution that enables IIX customers to connect to leading Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) via a single interconnection from anywhere in the world. IIX's solutions allow customers to gain more control, improve security, reduce costs associated with IP transit delivery, optimize network performance, and extend reach across the globe. IIX customers include content providers, data center providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers, and other enterprises globally. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, IIX is privately held and backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To learn more, visit www.iix.net.

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