i/o Sharpens Focus on Government Market
July 19th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Data center provider i/o said today that it has hired retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Ronald Yaggi to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Government Programs. Yaggi will be based out of two office locations in Washington, D.C. and i/o New Jersey in Edison, N.J., the company said.
Yaggi joins i/o from Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he was General Manager leading Defense Intelligence and Cyber Operations teams. Prior to entering the private sector, General Yaggi served as senior military advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during two separate presidential administrations. He has also served as Senior Director and Program Manager for intelligence and information operations.
In joining i/o, Yaggi cited the growing importance of modular center designs in government IT deployments. i/o uses its i/o Anywhere data center module as the basis of its design.
“I joined the company because i/o offers the most secure, technologically advanced and purpose-engineered modular data center in the entire industry, which will not only improve cyber operations but also offer substantial savings to the government,” said Yaggi. “As many defense, homeland security, and other critical systems operate on a ‘failure is not an option’ basis, i/o is ideally suited to address the most demanding, just-in-time needs of government organizations through its digital energy technology products and services.”
“I am excited to have Ron join i/o,” said George D. Slessman, CEO of i/o. “His track record of leadership, execution and service made him the clear choice to lead i/o’s Government Programs business. Under Ron’s leadership, i/o will extend our tradition of commercial excellence to the service of our country and its allies.”