FOSTER CITY, CA — September 30, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced it has named Peter Ferris to the newly formed role of Chief Sales Officer and has hired Charles Meyers as President of North America.
Peter Ferris has held the position of President of North America since 2008 and will now serve as Equinix’s Chief Sales Officer. Charles Meyers, formerly Group President of Messaging and Mobile Media for Verisign, will immediately assume the role of President of North America for Equinix.
“We are transforming our organization to leverage our global platform and maintain a keen focus on helping our customers gain competitive advantage,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix. “Increasingly companies look to Equinix to meet the requirements of a global, digital economy and both Pete’s new role and Charles' leadership for North America are critical to scale globally and build on our market leading position.”
In his role as Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Ferris will lead the Equinix go-to-market strategy, and manage global accounts and sales operations. Charles Meyers will assume responsibility for managing sales and operations in North America.
Smith added, “We are pleased Charles has joined Equinix and know his strong sales, operational and technical experience will make a significant contribution as we grow our business in North America.”
“I am excited to join such a unique business at this important inflection point for Equinix,” said Charles Meyers, President of North America for Equinix. “I look forward to helping our customers leverage our global data center platform.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, cloud, content and financial companies, and more than 595 network service providers rely upon Equinix to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 90 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Learn more at: http://www.equinix.com.
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