Rainer Sträter is Head of Global Platform Hosting at IONOS. In this role, he leads the international IaaS department as well as the technology teams at the subsidiaries Fasthosts and Arsys. In 2015, he was responsible for the successful launch of IONOS‘ Next Generation Cloud Platform in Europe and the US. Since 2019, he sits on several committees and working groups within Gaia-X.
Rainer Sträter has over 20 years of experience in the hosting industry, focusing on the development of IT infrastructure solutions. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Dortmund and the Grand École ISEN in Lille. He then started his career in VoIP-Stacks software development and represented his company in the standardisation bodies ETSI.org and MSAF. Before joining IONOS in 2012, Rainer Sträter held positions at Web.de, Telefonica O2 and Deutsche Bahn and was responsible for various projects.