Equinix Promotes Jon Lin to EVP & GM, Data Center Services
As the Data Center Services leader, Lin will have direct responsibility for product management and the associated software engineering teams supporting this portfolio of offerings. He will partner closely with
- Lin has held various roles since joining
Equinixin 2009, most recently as President, Americas. In this role, he was responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plan for Equinixin the Americasregion, including operations in Brazil, Canada, Colombiaand the U.S.Previously, Lin served as Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development, where he was a leader in one of the company's largest transactions - the $3.6 billionacquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon in 2017. In addition to managing the integration of the Verizon data center assets into Equinix, he also played a leading role in Equinix'sacquisition of Infomart Dallas in 2018.
- Before joining the Equinix Corporate Development team, Lin was Senior Director of Regional P&L, managing the Equinix Americas Southeast region. Under his leadership,
Equinixbecame the fastest growing provider in the region, increasing market share, revenues and customer count.
- Lin joined
Equinixin 2009 as Director of Innovation, where he focused on identification and development of current and future products and helped drive the initial formation of Equinix'splatform strategy. He then was promoted to Director, Corporate Strategy, where he was instrumental in the development of Equinix Cloud Exchange™, which remains the foundation of the company's core interconnection services and is now known as Equinix Fabric™.
- Prior to
Equinix, Lin served as Director of the Advanced Solutions Groupat Tata Communications. He also worked in a variety of roles at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, including Product Strategy, Sales and Consulting Services.
Charles Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equinix
"Our Data Center Services portfolio continues to be the cornerstone of Platform Equinix and is seeing strong momentum as customers implement hybrid and multicloud as the architecture of choice. To position
Equinixfor the future, we plan to continue to simplify, automate and optimize our business and drive even better cross-functional execution across our increasingly global platform. Jon has delivered extraordinary results as the President of our Americasbusiness and is a great choice to lead and implement our strategy to extend our global market leadership in interconnected colocation, allowing us to scale our business, delight our customers and enhance our operating leverage." Jon Lin, EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, Equinix
Equinixcontinues to be a trusted resource for our customers and partners as they prioritize digital transformation as a critical business priority. I am honored to take on this exciting role and work with our talented teams across the globe to define and execute our strategy to fuel growth and extend our market leadership. The strength of our global platform and our commitment to continuous innovation enables us to deliver distinctive and durable value to our customers as the demand for digital infrastructure evolves to being more distributed, more cloud-connected and more ecosystem-dependent than ever before."
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® data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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