Michael Friedrich serves as the VP of Engineering & Technical Operations at Cyxtera Federal Group. This group offers Cyxtera’s advanced cybersecurity solutions and global datacenter platform to the federal government market.
Prior to joining Cyxtera, Mr. Friedrich served in several senior engineering and leadership roles in SAVVIS, Terremark, Verizon and IBM. He joined Cyxtera with over 15 years of managerial, operational, product and technical leadership across commercial and government client verticals.
At Terremark, He led the engineering and product efforts that helped bring the cloud into the United States Federal Government use. He led the efforts to help modernize and move U.S.A. .GOV, F.B.I.GOV, Whitehouse.GOV and many others to the cloud.
In his role at Terremark during and after its eventual sale to Verizon, Mr. Friedrich developed some of the largest and most complex cloud hosted solutions for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA). These solutions dealt with the complex needs of securing the information of every veteran of the United States, but also those veterans’ ability to interact with the VA to realize benefits earned through their service.His efforts lead to the VA’s ability to leverage cloud based agile solutions that allowed them process both educational and health benefits in hours and days instead of weeks and months.
Mr. Friedrich’s engineering knowledge covers cloud architecture, solutions integration, networking, zero trust/software defined perimeters, cyber security and product management/engineering.