IIX Acquires Leading Interconnection Provider IX Reach
— Expands Global Interconnection Footprint to Over 150 Points of Presence
SANTA CLARA, California and LONDON, April 7, 2015 – IIX Inc., the global software defined interconnection company, today announced that it has acquired IX Reach Limited, a global network solutions provider and number one partner to leading Internet Exchange Points around the world.
With this acquisition, the combined organizations expand their global interconnection footprint to 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 across the globe, enabling simple, secure and programmable direct network connections between content providers, cloud application providers and other enterprises.
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. Stephen led the global expansion of IX Reach into multiple regions, including Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. 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.”
“IX Reach, together with IIX and its software platform, enables the combined organization to emerge with global operations and unite leading expertise in both software and network engineering,” said Stephen Wilcox, IX Reach’s Founder and CEO. “I’m excited to join the IIX leadership team and help drive its rapid expansion across the globe.”
The financial terms of the acquisition agreement were not disclosed.
About IX Reach
IX Reach is the number one partner to leading Internet Exchange Points and global provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as IX remote peering, low latency global high-speed point-to-point and multipoint capacity, metro and DWDM in major cities, enterprise business IP, BGP transit, cloud connectivity solutions and colocation.
The IX Reach platform enables carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without the need to invest heavily in their own infrastructure or increase resources.
Discover new markets and endless possibilities with IX Reach. For more information, visit http://www.ixreach.com.
IIX Inc., the global software defined interconnection company, is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. The company’s SDI™ platform enables programmable interconnection between networks that allow customers to gain more control, improve security, reduce costs associated with IP transit delivery, optimize network performance and extend network reach across the globe. IIX customers include content providers, data center providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers and other enterprises globally. The company is privately held and backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To learn more, visit http://www.iix.net.