London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – January 3, 2007 – Managed hosting provider and optical networking solutions and services company, Globix Corporation, has promoted Kurt Van Wagenen to Chief Executive Officer of the Company, replacing Peter Stevenson, who will be pursuing other business opportunities, while continuing to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.
In this new role, Mr. Van Wagenen will retain his responsibilities as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Van Wagenen joined NEON Communications in 2001 as Vice President of Network and Operations. In 2005, NEON merged with Globix and Mr. Van Wagenen was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the NEON business and later President and Chief Operating Officer of the entire Company. Prior to joining NEON, Mr. Van Wagenen served in various positions at Verizon Communications and its predecessors. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He resides with his family in Hopkinton, MA.
Ted Lodge, Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Globix remarked, ”I am very excited about Kurt’s promotion to Chief Executive Officer. Kurt is a telecom industry veteran with intimate knowledge and understanding of NEON’s history and potential. He has a great relationship with our customers and vendors, is a proven performer, and is a consummate professional. With the divestiture of our hosting business this year, we are now focused solely on growing our regional fiber optic transport business. Kurt’s new role is a natural leadership transition for the Company. I would also like to thank Pete Stevenson for his contributions over the years.”
Globix UK is a managed hosting and security services provider, offering a one-stop outsourcing shop for businesses looking to reduce the cost, complexity and risk associated with managing complex web infrastructures. According to the company, it is currently the only data centre in the U.K. to have Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) accreditation. Its portfolio of products and services includes: infrastructure (colocation, business continuity, networks); managed hosting and security (server admin., IDS, DDoS); application management (databases, custom code, web servers) and media services (streaming); supported around the clock by a team of highly experienced consultants and engineers.
The Globix Managed Hosting basic configuration includes a server, firewall, operating system configuration and installation, server hardening, patch services and backup and monitoring services. HP is the server technology backbone of the Globix Managed Hosting Service. Globix Corporation provides Internet infrastructure and network services, featuring a comprehensive suite from network bandwidth, to the management of web applications, servers, and databases, to security, media streaming, and colocation. Globix and its subsidiaries have operations in New York, NY, Westborough, MA, London, UK, Santa Clara, CA, and Fairfield, NJ.
For more information Globix Corporation, please visit: www.globix.com.