REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that it has appointed Ihab Tarazi as
chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, Tarazi is responsible for
Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) network operations,
platform strategy, leading the next generation technology and innovation
function and contributing to the company’s cloud initiatives.
Highlights / Key Facts
Tarazi joins Equinix from Verizon where, as vice president of
Enterprise Network Services, he was responsible for product strategy,
life cycle management, technology and development for Verizon Network
products including IP, Ethernet and transport to support retail and
wholesale customers. He recently served as chairman for the Metro
Ethernet Forum delivering industry innovation in Ethernet technology.
Tarazi began his career at MCI where he held various executive
positions in Network Planning and Engineering and led the expansion of
enterprise services globally to Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle
East and Africa. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and
telecommunications from the University of Maryland and his M.S. in
telecommunications management from Southern Methodist University.
Steve Smith, CEO & president, Equinix:
a forward-thinking company focused on staying ahead of market trends
to deliver leading interconnection services to our customers around
the world. Ihab’s depth of technology experience and vision will
further enhance the customer experience for the more than 4,400
companies that leverage Platform Equinix.”
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:
“I am pleased to join
Equinix at what is a very exciting time in the company’s history. As
chief technology officer, I look forward to furthering Equinix’s
mission of protecting, connecting and powering the digital economy by
cultivating a rich interconnected ecosystem of the world’s leading
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
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