Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Rossabi as managing director of Telx, which Digital Realty acquired in October 2015. In his new position, Rossabi is responsible for the development and execution of global strategic initiatives for the company’s Telx line of business. Rossabi’s appointment has become effective and he reports directly to chief operating officer Jarrett Appleby.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome Tony to this role,” said A. William Stein, chief executive officer. “As a former executive vice president at Telx, Tony was instrumental in building the Telx platform over the past three years, and he has already played a critical part in the ongoing and very successful integration process. We are certain that the broader organization will continue to benefit from his perspective. Tony has an impressive track record of providing leadership and product innovation at large, multinational companies, and we are confident that he is well-suited to guide and grow our Telx line of business into the future.”
Rossabi most recently served as executive vice president at Telx. Prior to joining Telx in 2012, Rossabi served as senior vice president of Global Carrier Solutions at Tata Communications, a leading provider of telecommunications solutions. In addition, he has held a number of senior leadership positions at technology and communications companies including BellSouth (AT&T) and WilTel (Level 3), where he focused on product innovation, international growth strategies and customer solutions. Prior to entering the technology sector, Rossabi was an Assistant District Attorney for the City of New York.
“I am honored to accept this new role at a very exciting moment in the company’s history,” said Rossabi. “Digital Realty’s considerable colocation and interconnection capabilities, combined with our expanding international data center campus footprint, gives us the unparalleled ability to deliver to our customers a complete range of data center solutions on a global scale. I look forward to working with the Telx and Digital Realty teams to provide our customers the solutions they need to compete in an increasingly data-driven world.”
Rossabi was named president and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) in January 2016. He has served on PTC’s Board of Governors since 2015. PTC is the leading membership organization for telecommunications and information and communication technology professionals with interests in the Asia-Pacific region.