InsightaaS: Savvis is a major force in the IaaS market, both in Canada (with facilities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver) and worldwide (with more than 50 data centres and extensive communications infrastructure). The company – which sponsors the InsightaaS.com Cloud section – has announced Ash Mathur as the new managing director for Canadian operations. Industry watchers familiar with Mathur from his time at Microsoft and/or Cisco Canada will recognize him as a leader in identifying ways of applying new IT options to improve ongoing business process requirements…which also describes the primary driver of IaaS adoption, as well as the approach taken by InsightaaS in its industry analysis.
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ – Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced the appointment of Ash Mathur as regional vice president and country manager for Savvis’ Canadian operations.
Based in Toronto, Mathur will lead the region’s focus on driving growth in Savvis colocation, managed hosting and cloud services across Canada.
“As demand for IT services escalates in Canada, I’m extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity at Savvis,” Mathur said. “I look forward to working with the team to accelerate adoption of the company’s world-class colocation, cloud and managed hosting solutions.”
Most recently, Mathur served as an executive consultant and adviser, focusing on revenue growth, business planning, investment preparation and global expansion for early-stage software and IT service companies. Prior to that, he led sales, engineering and marketing as vice president of sales for Cisco’s Canadian operations. He has also held various global leadership roles with Microsoft.
“We are delighted to have Ash leading our team in Canada,” said James Parker, senior vice president, global sales and marketing. “Ash brings a strong, broad background that will serve the region well in building trusted relationships and leading strategic growth through comprehensive, go-to-market initiatives.”
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prismâ„¢ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.