IO names Aaron Rasmussen director of data centre ops in Singapore
By Digital News Asia August 10, 2015
- Formerly in charge of Singtel’s Expan managed services operations
- Managed large-scale IT infra for finance, fashion and telco companies
DATA centre services company IO has announced the appointment of Aaron Rasmussen (pic above) as director of its DCaaS (Data Centre-as-a-Service) operations in Singapore.
Based in the city-state itself, Rasmussen will take the operations at IO’s Singapore data centre facility to the next level of industry leadership, the company said in a statement.
He will be responsible for ensuring that IO.Singapore functions at the highest levels of security and reliability to deliver and exceed demanding customer service level agreements (SLAs), Phoenix, Arizona-headquartered IO said.
He has also been tasked to expand IO’s team in Singapore as the data centre company experiences increasing customer interest, the company claimed.
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“Aaron [Rasmussen] has lived, breathed and operated data centres for nearly two decades. With rich experience in leadership roles, he brings both technical expertise and the strong dedication to client satisfaction that is a hallmark of the IO brand,” said IO chief executive officer George Slessman.
“With in-depth understanding of the local, regional and global data centre landscape, I expect Aaron to play a key part in IO’s drive to innovate in Singapore and beyond,” he added.
Prior to joining IO, Rasmussen was director of data centre facilities management/Expan at Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), responsible for Singtel’s data centre properties, facilities management and the global Expan managed services operations.
He also held senior positions at ITPM Consulting and Data Centre Green Tech in Singapore, and managed large-scale IT infrastructure for companies in the finance, fashion and telecommunications sectors, IO said.
“A growing number of companies in the region are turning to managed data centre services to remain nimble in hyper-competitive markets,” said Rasmussen.
“IO offers rich network services and flexible, scalable deployment options that allow enterprises and service providers to focus on their core business with peace of mind,” he added.
IO said it operates six data centres across three continents, including two of the largest data centres in the world.
By leveraging modular technology and proprietary data centre software, it claims it is pioneering the next generation of deployments in this field.
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