Global interconnection provider IIX Inc. has acquired IX Reach Limited.
The combined organizations have an interconnection footprint of more than 150 points of presence (PoP) across various regions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The expansion will also bring the company’s software-defined interconnection platform into more markets, enabling programmable direct network connections between content providers, cloud application providers and other enterprises.
Meanwhile, Stephen Wilcox, IX Reach’s founder and CEO, has been appointed IIX’s president of EMEA and chief of global networks. He brings more than 17 years of management experience in the technology sector to the company. In addition to founding IX Reach in 2007, Stephen previously served in various senior roles with such companies as Google, Renesys, Telecomplete and U-NET. He was also a 10-year member of the board of directors for the London Internet Exchange.
“IX Reach has become an industry leader in global interconnection solutions since being founded in 2007,” said Al Burgio, founder and CEO of IIX. “This acquisition expands our leadership team, accelerates our global expansion and brings the IIX software-defined interconnection platform to more markets worldwide.”
The financial terms of the acquisition agreement were not disclosed.