IO has announced the appointment of Aaron Peterson as senior vice president, product management. Peterson is responsible for IO's product strategy including product planning, roadmap development, requirements architecture, and product launch execution. 

With more than 20 years in executive enterprise technology positions, Peterson joined IO from IBM Corporation, where he served as a leader in software technical sales. Previously, he was in technical product development and sales at Initiate Systems, which was acquired by IBM, and held technical leadership positions at Acxiom and Accenture.

"The Data Center is now an IT product; comprised of IO.Anywhere modules and the IO.OS data center operating system," said George Slessman, CEO, IO. "Aaron's extensive technology experience and leadership will continue this transformation and the adoption of Data Center 2.0 by every enterprise consumer of IT in the world."

"IO has strategically aligned its products and services with the demanding enterprise infrastructure needs of the global marketplace, and developed the premier modular technology solution," said Peterson. "We are committed to continuing to set the industry standard by delivering IO.OS optimized, IO.Anywhere modular data centers that increase performance, minimize capital expenditure, decrease operating costs and delivery agile IT."