London – February 26, 2015 – IO, a leading data center services company, today announced the appointment of Nigel Stevens as its Managing Director in the United Kingdom. In this role, he will lead IO’s expansion into Europe with the newest data center coming online this summer.
Stevens is responsible for the overall performance of IO’s business and operations in the United Kingdom. Among his responsibilities, Stevens will increase local and regional market share, profitability and operational efficiency.
“Nigel is a highly driven and passionate business leader with extensive experience in the global telecommunications and data center industries,” said Bob Olson, chief customer officer at IO. “As IO continues to expand its global footprint, I have no doubt Nigel has what it takes to lead the overall business performance for the region.”
Over the course of his 25-year-career, Stevens has held senior management positions in the United Kingdom and United States. Prior to joining IO, Stevens served as chief marketing officer of Infinity SDC Limited where he was responsible for sales and marketing. Stevens also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, Cable & Wireless Worldwide and THUS plc.
“IO’s much-anticipated, state-of-the-art data centre is receiving a great deal of interest in the business community,” Stevens said.
IO is entering the European market with a brand new data center facility in Slough, just outside of London. With more than 10,000 square metres of total space, the data centre features highly reliable power, a dedicated substation and will house IO’s market-leading data centre modules.
Founded in 2007, IO provides the data center as a service @scale™. IO internet data centers are engineered to deliver the optimal data center capacity, security, network and cloud inter-connectivity for mission critical applications of any scale. IO operates large data center campuses, featuring over 2 million square feet, hundreds of networks and 300 MWs in North America and Singapore. For more than a decade, IO has earned the trust of the most demanding technology users by delivering the data center at scale to digital-first enterprises, cloud companies, hyperscale service providers, governments and businesses worldwide. To learn more about IO @scale™, visit io.com.
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