Russell Cozart

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Strategy, Cyxtera

Russell Cozart leads the Marketing and Product Strategy organization for Cyxtera, responsible for go-to-market strategies, product marketing, demand generation, brand, digital platforms, analyst relations, and corporate communications. With over 15 years in the IT infrastructure industry, Cozart has broad experience across marketing, product management, operations, business development, and global product strategy.

Prior to joining Cyxtera, Cozart led General Electric’s Product Management organization for Cloud, Compute, and Networking. At GE, he developed and implemented GE’s product management strategies for an $800M portfolio of IT infrastructure products and platforms powering the company’s 11 global business units.

Previously, Cozart led Compute Product Management within Cloud Platform Services at VMware where he drove critical elements in the evolution of VMware’s as-a-service strategy focused primarily on vCloud Services, including the development and global launch of VMware’s vCloud Air commercial and federal platforms.

Prior to joining VMware, Cozart led the development and launch of Dell’s VMware vCloud Data Center Services platform as part of the organization’s entrance into delivering enterprise compute as a service. He guided end-to-end VMware platform and service delivery strategy within the cloud services portfolio.

Cozart also held multiple leadership positions at Terremark, later acquired by Verizon, where he led strategic service management for the organization’s cutting-edge Enterprise Cloud platform, the leading cloud solution for enterprises and government agencies. He was responsible for the service delivery and service management strategies for Enterprise Cloud customers and was a key driver behind initiatives to evolve the solution’s development.

Cozart received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from McMurry University and his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Texas at Arlington.

Past Articles

Interconnection

Be Cloud Smart with Cyxtera Interconnection

As businesses reevaluate operations and look to become more agile, efficient, and cost-effective, their motivation to move to the cloud has increased. For many, this has meant exploring a cloud-first model, but...


Russell Cozart • 3 minute read

Hybrid IT, Connectivity

Interconnection

The Old Network Is Gone, the New Network Is Now

The modern network has changed dramatically in the past decade. What used to be a LAN connected to a nearby server is now a VPN or a plain vanilla internet connection going to an unspecified cloud data center. And while...


Russell Cozart • 3 minute read

Hybrid IT, Connectivity

Interconnection

When Milliseconds Matter

Depending on its destination, a data packet may traverse several networks, and miles of fiber-optic cables before it reaches its recipient. If this were being depicted in a movie, you’d see bright flashes of light...


Russell Cozart • 3 minute read

Hybrid IT, Connectivity

Interconnection

The Importance of Being Connected

Whether personal or professional, social or emotional, the concept (and reality) of connection has played a powerful role in society, largely unchanged since the dawn of man. 2020 ushered in a new era of how we...


Russell Cozart • 3 minute read

Hybrid IT, Connectivity

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