NEW YORK, July 27, 2016: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced the appointment of Thomas (Tom) Gowen as President of North America. Mr. Gowen will be responsible for leading the company’s growth and corporate strategies across the United States including wholesale and enterprise markets.
Mr. Gowen joined GCX in 2015 as VP of Engineering for North America with more than 25 years of experience in network and data center sales, sales engineering, product development and operations. Prior to GCX, Mr. Gowen was Director of Services Integration for NTT where he led key strategic projects including next generation research and development for Software-Defined Networking, Elastic Services Infrastructure, new security technologies and new Cloud Orchestration and Data Center technologies.
“North America presents a significant long-term opportunity for GCX and Tom’s appointment reflects our commitment to deploy expert resources to drive growth in this dynamic market,” said Bill Barney, CEO, RCOM (Enterprise) and GCX. “Tom has the perfect combination of tech savvy and in-depth industry experience to lead our North American team into its next stage of growth and expansion.”
Prior to NTT, Mr. Gowen held various Engineering roles for global telecom companies including Orange Business, Telstra and other US local exchange carriers. He is an active member of various Networking and Data Center groups including NANOG and the Open Networking Foundation.
Mr. Gowen holds technical certifications covering the full range of the IT Service Management spectrum, including networking specializations from Cisco and Juniper, data center and cloud specializations from VMware and EMC and security specializations from Palo Alto, Checkpoint, and Logrhythm. He attended Southern Illinois University.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of RCOM, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and OTTs. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with RCOM’s 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, N. America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to over 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.