Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY (PRWEB) February 15, 2008
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced the appointment of Frank Zachmann and Gerd J. Simon to senior level sales and business development positions at Equinix Germany.
Zachmann will serve as the head of sales and will also be responsible for the co-ordination of global clients. His expertise and his experience in sales and management is a result of his positions at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Equant, Exodus Communications and Techem, together with further management positions with international IT service companies.
Gerd J. Simon joins Equinix Germany in an advisory capacity for local business development in the Munich area. Simon will push forward client acquisition and company awareness in the local market through public relations and marketing initiatives. In addition, he will head up strategic projects, which will position Equinix as a long term brand in the German marketplace.
Simon's responsibilities will also include managing the recently agreed partnership with the second largest worldwide Internet exchange node, DE-CIX in Frankfurt, and the expansion of Equinix's Peering Support Services. These initiatives position Equinix to respond to the needs of companies with a growing worldwide demand for connectivity, secure power supplies and air conditioning for their high-performance and power-intensive IT installations. Focused market preparation for these specialist services will be among Simon's main tasks. He is well placed for this challenge due to his well-founded experience over many years and his increased contacts as former Managing Director in the expansion of InterXion, followed by sales and business development management positions at Steria, Ascom and EURO-LOG.
"We are confident that the Equinix team, including its two newest members, is well equipped for further positive growth in Germany, to further increase revenue and to support customers at the highest possible level", comments Harro Beusker, Managing Director of Equinix (Germany) GmbH.
Equinix acquired the London-based IXEurope Plc (AIM:IXE) in September 2007, which included the former subsidiary, IXEurope GmbH, now trading as Equinix (Deutschland) GmbH. These operations have been among the leading datacentre services in Europe over the past several years, with a strong annual growth rate of more than 30%. Currently, Equinix Germany operations consist of six datacentres and business continuity sites in the cities of Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf and Munich. Globally, Equinix operates 40 datacentres in 18 markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific .
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Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 40 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.
Equinix (Deutschland) GmbH
Dietmar Kessler (Marketing/PR Manager)
E-Mail: dietmar.kessler @ eu.equinix.com
Xsense GmbH (PR Agency)
E-Mail: sz @ xsense-communications.de
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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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.
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