SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, William Schmarzo

News Feed Item

Technology Industry Veteran Stephen Smith Joins Flexential Board of Directors

Independent director appointment brings three decades of industry experience and leadership to Flexential

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexential, a leading provider of hybrid IT data center solutions, today announced that Stephen Smith has joined the company's board of directors. Smith brings over 30 years of technology experience, having served most recently as chief executive officer of Equinix, Inc. for more than 10 years. The addition will help Flexential execute on its growth plans across existing and new markets.

 (PRNewsfoto/Flexential)

"We are thrilled to have Steve join our board of directors, and I know that his experience leading growing businesses like ours will prove invaluable," said Chris Downie, chief executive officer at Flexential. "Steve understands first-hand how a relentless focus on customers brings growth and scale, and we look forward to working closely with him."

Flexential is a new brand with a 20-year history. Created by the combination of Peak 10 and ViaWest, the company serves over 4,200 customers nationwide, spanning 21 markets and 41 data centers.

"I am delighted to join the Flexential board of directors," said Smith. "Our industry is experiencing rapid growth as customers face continued and increasingly complex IT transformation needs. Flexential is uniquely positioned as an ideal partner to serve those customer needs through its broad portfolio of solutions and people-first approach."

Smith previously served as a director of Equinix, Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, NetApp, Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., 3Par Inc. and Actian Corporation. Prior to Equinix, he held senior leadership positions with HP Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc. and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Smith also served as an officer in the U.S. Army and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Flexential is a portfolio company of GI Partners. "We have known Steve for years and welcome him as an independent director at Flexential. His leadership and deep experience in the IT infrastructure space will be extremely beneficial as we continue to execute on our strategic vision for the company," said David Mace, managing director of GI Partners.

To learn more about Flexential, please visit the company online at www.flexential.com.

About Flexential
Flexential helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Utilizing its people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its 4,200+ customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential's robust suite of assets span 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit www.flexential.com.   

Follow Flexential on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised $16 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners' private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit: www.gipartners.com.

Media Contacts:
Pete Johnson
For Flexential
[email protected]
O: 971.245.4002 x 514
C: 415.806.7060

Chris Tofalli
For GI Partners
[email protected]
O: 914.834.4334

Cision View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/technology-industry-veteran-stephen-smith-joins-flexential-board-of-directors-300631107.html

SOURCE Flexential

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
ClaySys Technologies is one of the leading application platform products in the ‘No-code' or ‘Metadata Driven' software business application development space. The company was founded to create a modern technology platform that addressed the core pain points related to the traditional software application development architecture. The founding team of ClaySys Technologies come from a legacy of creating and developing line of business software applications for large enterprise clients around the ...
Organize your corporate travel faster, at lower cost. Hotailors is a next-gen AI-powered travel platform. What is Hotailors? Hotailors is a platform for organising business travels that grants access to the best real-time offers from 2.000.000+ hotels and 700+ airlines in the whole world. Thanks to our solution you can plan, book & expense business trips in less than 5 minutes. Accordingly to your travel policy, budget limits and cashless for your employees. With our reporting, int...
Crosscode Panoptics Automated Enterprise Architecture Software. Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping. Automatically generate a powerful enterprise-wide map of your organization's IT assets down to the code level. Enterprise Impact Assessment. Automatically analyze the impact, to every asset in the enterprise down to the code level. Automated IT Governance Software. Create rules and alerts based on code level insights, including security issues, to automate governance. Enterpr...
The benefits of automated cloud deployments for speed, reliability and security are undeniable. The cornerstone of this approach, immutable deployment, promotes the idea of continuously rolling safe, stable images instead of trying to keep up with managing a fixed pool of virtual or physical machines. In this talk, we'll explore the immutable infrastructure pattern and how to use continuous deployment and continuous integration (CI/CD) process to build and manage server images for any platfo...
DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO, to be held June 25-26, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, such as datacenter deployment, HPC, workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. ICC has been in business for over 23 years and their phenomenal range of clients include multinational corporations, universities, and small busines...
The current environment of Continuous Disruption requires companies to transform how they work and how they engineer their products. Transformations are notoriously hard to execute, yet many companies have succeeded. What can we learn from them? Can we produce a blueprint for a transformation? This presentation will cover several distinct approaches that companies take to achieve transformation. Each approach utilizes different levers and comes with its own advantages, tradeoffs, costs, risks, a...
This session describes how Professional Services organisations can deliver within Technology-as-a-Service (IaaS) constructs, in private and public enterprise cloud scenarios. See how professional services can be packaged and funded by IaaS cash flows, based upon consumption of technology services. Learn how significant, IT infrastructure transformations can be funded through OPEX spending models with multi-year As-a-Services based contracts. Understand how the automation of repeatable services c...
This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps, the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster.
Enterprises are universally struggling to understand where the new tools and methodologies of DevOps fit into their organizations, and are universally making the same mistakes. These mistakes are not unavoidable, and in fact, avoiding them gifts an organization with sustained competitive advantage, just like it did for Japanese Manufacturing Post WWII.
Most modern computer languages embed a lot of metadata in their application. We show how this goldmine of data from a runtime environment like production or staging can be used to increase profits. Adi conceptualized the Crosscode platform after spending over 25 years working for large enterprise companies like HP, Cisco, IBM, UHG and personally experiencing the challenges that prevent companies from quickly making changes to their technology, due to the complexity of their enterprise. An accomp...
Cloud computing is a goal aspired to by all organizations, yet those in regulated industries and many public sector organizations are challenged in adopting cloud technologies. The ability to use modern application development capabilities such as containers, serverless computing, platform-based services, IoT and others are potentially of great benefit for these organizations but doing so in a public cloud-consistent way is the challenge.
The digital transformation is real! To adapt, IT professionals need to transform their own skillset to become more multi-dimensional by gaining both depth and breadth of a wide variety of knowledge and competencies. Historically, while IT has been built on a foundation of specialty (or "I" shaped) silos, the DevOps principle of "shifting left" is opening up opportunities for developers, operational staff, security and others to grow their skills portfolio, advance their careers and become "T"-sh...
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.