Eric Schwartz Named 2010 Business Leader of the Year
LONDON, UK — December 23, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, has announced that Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe, won Business Leader of the Year at the 2010 Datacenter Leaders Awards. The accolade reflects Equinix’s success in offering a global data center platform where customers can quickly reach new markets.
The Datacenter Leaders Awards recognize innovation and leadership across the European data center industry. The judging panel is comprised of reputable industry experts, including data center owners, operators, vendors, consultants and media from across Europe.
The Business Leader of the Year category recognizes individuals who have successfully built a business case for the data center to key stakeholders. Schwartz has been instrumental in driving Equinix’s growth in the region. His vision is to deliver business value by helping companies speed time to market and achieve growth by accessing a global platform of high quality, interconnected data centers.
This year, Equinix executed its most comprehensive expansion program in Europe to date, with eight International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center openings in the region. Equinix’s IBX data centers are where customers connect to a robust industry ecosystem to ensure fast, reliable delivery of their content and applications to their strategic partners.
In addition, Equinix launched and expanded its European Carrier Ethernet Exchange service that enables local, regional and global carriers offering Ethernet-based services to easily interconnect to offer services on a global scale. For financial customers, Equinix’s collaboration with Deutsche Börse, one of the world’s leading stock exchanges and electronic trading platforms, helped create a roadmap for establishing, building and operating a global, state-of-the-art financial trading hub at Equinix’s Frankfurt (FR2) data center.
“It is a great honor to receive this award from such a prestigious organization,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. “This is a credit to our entire European team, which has worked tirelessly to redefine the value proposition of the traditional data center. It is by moving beyond localized services and demonstrating how a single, global data center platform can enable organizations to scale their operations globally that Equinix has truly excelled in its field. Judged by some of the biggest names in our industry, we are delighted to have been recognized in this way.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
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