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CyrusOne nabs former Akamai and Microsoft executive

05 Mar 2019
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Global data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne has announced a new appointment.

John McCloskey has been hired to take on the role of Hyperscale and Cloud Sales vice president, where he will be based in Seattle to oversee enterprise cloud customers and help lead the development of the next generation of hyperscale accounts.

McCloskey comes equipped with 30 years of technology sales experience, with his most recent role being senior vice president of Global Sales at Akamai Technologies where he was tasked with leading the company’s go-to-market $1.5 billion web performance and security division.

Prior to Akamai, McCloskey spent 6 years at Microsoft in a variety of leadership roles, including Global Head of Cloud + Enterprise Sales. He has also worked for Amazon Web Services as well as Oracle and IBM.

“Seattle continues to be a high growth market for CyrusOne, and we are thrilled to bring John onboard to help lead our growing portfolio of hyperscale cloud customers,” says CyrusOne executive vice president and chief commercial officer John Gould.

“In his 30 years of experience he has built best-in-class sales teams for some of the world’s most impressive and largest technology organizations. John’s presence in the Seattle market will help spearhead our expansion in the region. His leadership will also be deployed across our enterprise cloud customers across the globe.”

CyrusOne has expanded aggressively over the last couple of years with acquisitions and new establishments aplenty and now operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

The company asserts its facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy.