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Megaport Appoints Tim Hoffman as Chief Technology Officer

2017-09-05 18:14
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BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) ("Megaport"), the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services, today announced that Tim Hoffman will join the company as Chief Technology Officer, effective 1 October 2017. Following nearly a decade of building telecommunications networks in New Zealand, Hoffman has spent the last three and a half years leading teams to scale large Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) and backbones around the world.

Hoffman will be responsible for managing product, procurement, network operations, network architecture, and software development, and will report directly to Megaport's Chief Executive Officer, Vincent English.

From late 2014, Hoffman led the Global Network team at Twitter, responsible for worldwide infrastructure, including all interconnection, backbone and content distribution infrastructure, and global Data Centres. He has negotiated peering agreements with some of the largest internet backbone providers in the world, while leading the commercial effort to significantly reduce the operational costs of infrastructure.

"Tim was integral in leading the development of some of the most critical networks in New Zealand's telecommunications infrastructure over the previous decade," said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport. "His tenure with Twitter enabled him to design a network that could deliver exponential growth. In the last year, Megaport has experienced record revenue growth of 298%, strong product and service uptake, and has expanded its global footprint. Tim's experience within the industry aligns with Megaport's trajectory, and will be invaluable to future growth initiatives."

"Megaport has transformed the way the industry approaches connectivity, leading the way with a next-generation Software Defined Network based network which challenges traditional networks, as we continue to provide better and more flexible customer focused solutions" said Tim Hoffman. "I am excited to lead this exceptional team through our next phase of growth as we continue to challenge the norm to revolutionize the global connectivity landscape."

About Megaport

Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company's global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. The Company's extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world's first SDN-based Elastic Interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 730 customers throughout over 165 data centres in 37 cities across 19 countries. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner,  AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC, and MegaIX are registered trademarks of Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646.

To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.

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+61 473 088 7400
media@megaport.com

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