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CyrusOne turns to internal promotion for CIO role

30 Jul 2019

Data center real estate investment trust has selected Bill Williams as its new chief information officer, after promoting him from his previous role as vice president of network services.

Since 2012, Williams helped shaped the company’s technology offerings such as connectivity capabilities, and the establishment of CyrusOne IX. 

He has also worked with various network layers such as those powered by Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Lucent, Nortel, and Force 10.

“Bill’s leadership and foresight in bringing our IX and connectivity offerings to life is one example of why he is a great fit for the role of Chief Information Officer,” comments CyrusOne chief technology officer Kevin Timmons.

“Bill and his team will help our customers continue to push the envelope on next-generation cloud connectivity to power this exciting global digital era that is reshaping our world. We are only in the early innings of this digital era and Bill’s vision and ability to execute on his goals will help our team and our global network of customers stay ahead of the curve.”

Prior to joining CyrusOne in 2012, Williams most recently served as vice president of IP infrastructure for Terremark Worldwide, where he was responsible for the global IP network infrastructure teams, including IP transit, peering, and hosting, cloud, and data center platforms. 

Additionally, he worked as an IP architect for Terremark for nine years. Prior to joining Terremark, he served in engineering roles for QoS Networks, AduroNet, Madge Networks, and Direct Container Line.

Commenting on his promotion Williams says, “The 4th industrial revolution has flipped the business and technology world on its head over the past few years.”

“Since I joined CyrusOne in 2012, we have constantly stayed ahead of the curve by adapting our offerings for the creators, disruptors, and visionaries at the Fortune 1000 who have fueled this era of digital transformation. 

“I am proud to have played a role in our technology journey, and as part of this new role I am excited to help ensure our new cloud connectivity platform is the latest chapter in our continuing effort to ensure our security and connectivity services are setting the pace for the industry.

“As we look towards the future, we are focusing on implementing new machine learning platforms to grow our IT systems, while always keeping in mind our crucial role in helping our customers adapt and win in this global economy.”

CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 45 data centers worldwide. 
 

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