Ali Marashi has over 25 years of experience in the data center and networking industry’s leading engineering teams and technology strategy. He was a co-founder and currently serves as the CTO and SVP of Engineering for vXchnge, a colocation company with edge data centers positioned in key growth markets around the US. His teams are also responsible for the development of in\site, an award-winning intelligent monitoring platform.
Prior to vXchnge, Ali was the Vice President of Engineering Services with Equinix responsible for leadership and direction over data center design in North America. Ali joined Equinix as a result of the company’s acquisition of Switch and Data, a neutral colocation provider and Internet exchange point operator in North America. There he served as the CIO and Vice President of Engineering, part of the senior leadership team which successfully took the company public in 2007.
Previous to Switch and Data, Ali spent many years at Internap Corporation serving as the CTO responsible for all network, software and technology strategy and development. Before joining Internap Ali co-founded Interglobe Networks, a network engineering and operations consulting company providing services to national ISPs, health providers, legal firms and commercial retail companies.
Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.