Tesh Durvasula, who until April was chief marketing and business officer at QTS, has joined his previous employer’s major competitor CyrusOne.
The Texas-based company – subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell – has taken Durvasula on as its chief commercial officer. In this role, he will oversee the firm’s strategy, marketing and sales as a key member of its executive management team.
Durvasula, commenting on the appointment, said his new employer had a model set to capitalize on a developing trend in the data center market. “CyrusOne’s successful business strategy of targeting the global Fortune 1000 is very unique and one that I believe is in the beginning stages of an outsourcing trend that will transform the enterprise data center segment,” he said.
CyrusOne has lately been ramping up its interconnection play, and Durvasula’s resume includes a lot of experience at companies where network was a major part of the business model. He was a co-founder of NYC-Connect, an interconnection company whose assets were sold to Digital Realty Trust and Telx.
He has also served as VP of sales at Abovenet, a connectivity-services company now owned by Zayo Group.
CyrusOne announced its interconnection services in January, making its offering stronger in competing with companies like Equinix and Telx, both of whom have highly developed interconnection offerings.
The company is building Internet Exchanges at all of its data centers. It is deploying its first one in its Texas facilities, building Texas IXP, a statewide internet exchange.