20-year technology veteran to drive business development
HONG KONG – September 8, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced the appointment of Alex Tam as managing director of Equinix Greater China. Tam joins Equinix as a 20-year veteran of the ICT industry in Asia Pacific and has held senior management roles with British Telecom (BT), iAdvantage, Hutchison Telecommunications and Hongkong Telecom. He will draw on his extensive experience to support the growth of Platform Equinix in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and capitalize new business opportunities presented through trends towards outsourcing, business continuity and cloud-based service delivery.
Tam recently worked for BT as the general manager of data centers, Hong Kong. At BT, he was responsible for establishing the company’s Hong Kong data center operation and for developing the data center and IT outsourcing services strategy. Prior to BT, he was the CEO of iAdvantage where he spearheaded the data center business in Hong Kong and China.
Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific commented: “Equinix has a ten-year track record in the Hong Kong market as a trusted business partner. Alex is a great addition to our team and absolutely the right person to drive the growth of Platform Equinix in Hong Kong and China.
“We have invested substantially in expanding our HK1 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center over the past three years and our second Hong Kong IBX data center, HK2, will commence operations in the third quarter this year. HK2 will give us additional capacity to meet the needs of our existing customers and attract new customers that are looking for a global and highly available platform with dynamic business ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks available.”
“I am very pleased to be joining Equinix at such an exciting time in its growth,” commented Tam. “Equinix’s strategy of building network-neutral data centers on a global platform is certainly paying dividends. The company is experiencing healthy demand in Hong Kong and there is a huge amount of potential in China, as our customers in Europe and Hong Kong look to expand their businesses on the Mainland. I’m looking forward to working with the team to drive sales in order to maximise the numerous opportunities and contribute to the success and growth of Platform Equinix in Asia.”
Tam holds a M.Sc. degree in Global Business from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from The University of Hong Kong.
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. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 675 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://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.