Michael Levy leads Rackspace’s colocation practice as director of product. Previously, he worked at CenturyLink where he was a key member of the team that spun out its data center practice as Cyxtera Technologies in a $2B+ transaction. Before his days as a service provider, Michael served as senior data center analyst for 451 Research, the leading emerging enterprise IT market research firm. Michael was introduced to the internet infrastructure space working for the United States Department of State’s Information and Communications Policy office, supporting U.S telecommunication and IT companies’ international interests. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from American University in Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.