Giuliano Di Vitantonio appointed CEO of AtlasEdge – AtlasEdge announces key strategic partnership with Digital Realty and collaboration with Zayo group
LONDON, United Kingdom, October 14, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) –AtlasEdge, a European provider of edge data centers, has appointed Giuliano Di Vitantonio as CEO and forged two new strategic relationships with Digital Realty and Zayo Group. Formed through a joint venture between Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) and DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) in spring 2021, AtlasEdge has an extensive footprint of over 100 locations across Europe and is the platform leading edge of the continent, providing customers with a seamless, localized and ultra-low latency digital infrastructure.
Giuliano Di Vitantonio appointed CEO
Giuliano Di Vitantonio will join AtlasEdge in January 2022 from Digital Realty, where he served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Segments. Di Vitantonio was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Interxion before the company was acquired by Digital Realty in 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, across a wide range of roles including R&D , strategy, advice, business development, and marketing. He also brings in-depth knowledge of global customers and complex solutions, having spent 17 years at Hewlett-Packard and four years at Cisco Systems as Global Vice President of Marketing for Data Center and Cloud.
Agreement with Digital Realty builds on successful partnerships across Europe
Today’s announcement with Digital Realty builds on AtlasEdge’s existing successful partnerships in four European countries: Virgin Media O2 in the UK, Virgin Media in Ireland, Sunrise UPC in Switzerland and UPC in Poland. AtlasEdge leverages each operator’s core technical and connectivity real estate services to deliver mission-critical state-of-the-art infrastructure in highly connected locations.
Digital Realty, the world’s largest provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, selected AtlasEdge as a leading European supplier and completed a strategic minority stake. Digital Realty will be able to expand the scale of its presence across the continent by offering AtlasEdge locations to its clients.
Zayo Collaboration Supports Continuous Cloud Evolution with Best-in-Class Edge Architecture
The Zayo Group, one of the world’s leading providers of fiber-based communication solutions, will collaborate with AtlasEdge, linking its extensive carrier-neutral fiber network with AtlasEdge technical facilities to meet the ever-growing needs of their customers. Zayo operates a Tier 1 backbone network, with a 126,000 route-mile fiber optic network in North America and Europe, and over 13 million kilometers of fiber optic serving thousands of office and center buildings data with high-bandwidth optical and packet services.
AtlasEdge’s open strategy enables the company to operate independently and support traditional operators, networks, hyperscale data center providers, cloud and content platforms when they meet the requirements of periphery.
Josh Joshi, Executive Chairman of AtlasEdge, said: “Our collaborative approach is accelerating with today’s announcements and the arrival of Giuliano, who has been instrumental in some of the industry’s most successful data center growth strategies. We are delighted to have been able to secure a leader of such credibility. and caliber to run AtlasEdge. We believe demand is moving quickly to the edge to meet the demands of the digital economy, and AtlasEdge will be the default name for European edge infrastructure.
“Over the past 25 years, I have been fortunate enough to experience the evolution of the frontline tech industry, and I believe the emergence of edge computing is another big step forward for our digital society. ” added Di Vitantonio, new CEO of AtlasEdge. “It’s fantastic to be part of the coalition that is developing this exciting opportunity. With expert support from Liberty Global and DigitalBridge, as well as the latest strategic partnership with Digital Realty and collaboration with Zayo – who are truly impressive leaders in their field. respective areas – I have no doubt that AtlasEdge can deliver the next generation of edge data centers in Europe and help create a new platform for our customers and partners. “
Chris Sharp, CTO of Digital Realty, commented: “AtlasEdge has a unique set of assets widely distributed across Europe, which places them in a position to capitalize on the growing demand for edge services and to be a strong partner with us in the region as the market is growing. Giuliano has been a key contributor to our global strategy, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with him and the team as AtlasEdge continues on its promising growth trajectory.“
“We are delighted to be working with AtlasEdge to activate the Network (ed) Edge ™ ecosystem in Europe. This collaboration demonstrates Zayo’s commitment to building the Edge architecture that is essential to meet customer demand for high capacity, low latency connectivity solutions, ” said Jesper Aagaard, president of Zayo Europe. “We are aligned with AtlasEdge in their goal of providing a cutting edge next generation platform in Europe and we are committed to investing in our European network infrastructure to support this goal, which will help drive the digital transformation initiatives of our customers globally. “
ABOUT Atlas Edge
AtlasEdge is a European edge data center company with a mission to create the leading platform in Europe, providing customers with transparent, localized, ultra-low latency digital infrastructure. Formed through a joint investment from Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading convergence video, broadband and communications companies, and DigitalBridge, a leading global investment company dedicated to digital infrastructure, AtlasEdge already has ‘an expanding portfolio of over 100 sites across the continent, providing proximity to the core network that is essential for the technology of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.atlasedge.com.
ABOUT Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the world’s leading businesses and service providers with a full range of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a reliable foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx ™) solution methodology to scale digital business and effectively manage business severity issues. data. Digital Realty’s global data center footprint enables customers to access the connected communities that matter to them with 291 installations in 47 subways across 24 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
ABOUT Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. delivers critical bandwidth to the world’s most influential companies, fueling the innovations that transform our society. Zayo’s 126,000 mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and data center connectivity solutions. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone network and through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that connects businesses to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, technology, content, finance, healthcare, and other large businesses. For more information, visit www.zayo.com.
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