January 12, 2020
Equinix Appoints Guy Danskine as Managing Director of Australia
SYDNEY, Australia – January 13, 2020 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced the appointment of Guy Danskine, a nine-year veteran of Equinix, to the position of Managing Director, Australia. Based in Sydney, Danskine leads the company’s business strategy in Australia and reports to Jeremy Deutsch, President of Equinix Asia-Pacific.
Danskine succeeds Deutsch, who was promoted to lead the company’s business in Asia-Pacific in July 2019. Under his previous role as Managing Director of Australia since 2014, Deutsch successfully helped Equinix become the market leader in the country through organic expansions, as well as the acquisition and integration of Metronode.
- As a native Australian, Danskine joined Equinix in 2011 as a Global Account Manager in Sydney where he successfully developed strategic relationships with key customers and partners, including top cloud service providers, network service providers, systems integrators, as well as some of Australia’s leading financial institutions.
- After three successful years, Danskine relocated to San Francisco with the Global Account Management organisation. Most recently, he served as Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, where he has been leading a cross-functional team to deepen the company’s partnership with key strategic alliance partners.
- Danskine possesses more than 20 years of sales and team leadership experience, which are invaluable in meeting the goals and objectives in his new role. Prior to joining Equinix, he led sales and business development for the Service Provider sector at Geo Networks in London, which was subsequently acquired by Zayo Networks. Prior to Geo, Danskine held key leadership and sales roles at Optus and Hutchison Telecoms.
- Today, Equinix operates 44 IBX data centres in 13 markets in Asia-Pacific, including 16 IBX data centres across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane.
- Globally, Platform Equinix® comprises more than 200 IBX data centres across 55 markets and 26 countries, providing data centre and interconnection services for more than 9,800 of the world’s leading businesses, including more than 50% of the Fortune 500.
- Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific
“Guy has a proven track record of driving business growth and accelerating Equinix’s market leading position, while efficiently leading his team. With his experience managing a global, cross-functional team and growing our strategic partnerships to unlock mutual value, I am confident he will continue to deliver on our commitment in Australia to provide our customers with interconnection solutions that support digital transformation and cloud adoption initiatives.”
- Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Equinix Australia
“As Equinix continues to expand, introducing new products and services to customers in Australia, I’m excited to be home and rejoin the team here. Over the past several years we have seen that Australian organisations are very fast adopters of new technologies, and I look forward to helping deliver added value to our customers deploying across Australia and furthering Equinix’s position as the market leader.”
Equinix,Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. Equinix.com.au
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 Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centres; a 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; risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix 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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