(The Hosting News) – Today Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson announced Equinix as the coalition’s newest member, and that Mary Anne Wellman, Senior Director for Compliance, Ethics, & Governmental Affairs, will be joining i2Coalition’s board.
“We are thrilled to announce Equinix, a true innovator in the field of Internet infrastructure, as the newest member of the i2Coalition family,” said Dawson. “As the i2Coalition continues to grow, we also look forward to working with Mary Anne Wellman on our board, and welcome her extensive experience and knowledge from years working in this industry in Silicon Valley.”
Founded in 1998, Equinix has revolutionized the way businesses share information. Providing Global Datacenters to power and connect the digital economy, they offer businesses a place to reliably run and grow their operations and securely exchange critical information, giving major networks and businesses a place to interconnect. With the growth in digital media, social media and cloud applications, Equinix enables global and emerging businesses alike to deliver their applications with higher performance and reduced latency through Platform Equinix™. Today, Equinix operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 31 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific.
“We at Equinix are excited to join the i2Coalition as they continue to support the growth of innovation and the success of the Internet,” said Wellman. “We look forward to working with the other members to build upon the success that the coalition had in its first year and continuing to support the nuts and bolts of the Internet.”
Mary Anne Wellman joined Equinix in February 2006. Before joining Equinix, Ms. Wellman served as a legal and accounting consultant to various public and start-up companies in Silicon Valley. She also held several management positions at Exodus Communications, Inc., including Vice President of Finance, Director of Business Operations, and Senior Corporate Counsel. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Wellman held various positions in the field of public accounting, specializing in tax matters. Ms. Wellman holds an M.B.A (Finance and Marketing) from Santa Clara University, a J.D. from Santa Clara University, a. B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University and is a member of the State Bar of California.
About I2 Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visitwww.i2Coalition.com.