Allegro Bought by IIX

IIX has announced that it has acquired Allegro Networks. The acquisition of this UK-based software and interconnection company is a significant milestone in IIX’s strategy to bring simple, global network interconnectivity to enterprises.

With this acquisition, IIX gains Allegro’s automation platform, Snap, which provides organizations with the capability to purchase and provision virtual cross connects, point-to-point circuits, and peering interconnections in minutes.

Using a laptop, tablet or mobile device, customers can log on to a secure portal and buy and provision connections to the content providers, cloud providers, and other trading partners that are key to their business – in under five minutes.

“Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud computing solutions, driving the demand for scalable, secure, and flexible direct interconnections to content, cloud, and application providers and other enterprise networks. With the acquisition of Allegro, IIX gains top engineering talent, innovative technology, and 34 network Points of Presence (PoPs) in the UK to support growing customer demand,” said Al Burgio, founder and CEO of IIX.

IIX also announced that Andy Davidson, Allegro’s Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed IIX’s Vice President of Network Engineering, Europe. As CTO, Andy led Allegro’s technical strategy and the development of the company’s new-generation automation platform. A veteran in the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) sector, he is highly regarded as an authority on peering and interconnection within the Internet community, and is chairman of two UK internet exchange points, LONAP and IXLeeds.

“IIX is at the forefront of next-generation direct interconnection for enterprises worldwide. This acquisition enables our customers to have direct access to additional leading content and application providers globally. Our two organizations share the same philosophy, believing that the ability to provision scalable, reliable, and secure interconnects will power new innovation for the benefit of online users,” said Davidson.

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David Dungay

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