Equinix Appoints Ihab Tarazi as Chief Technology Officer
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- October 23, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that it has appointed Ihab Tarazi as chief technology
officer (CTO). In this role, Tarazi is responsible for Equinix International
Business Exchange™ (IBX®) network operations, platform strategy, leading the
next generation technology and innovation function and contributing to the
company’s cloud initiatives.
Highlights / Key Facts
*Tarazi joins Equinix from Verizon where, as vice president of Enterprise
Network Services, he was responsible for product strategy, life cycle
management, technology and development for Verizon Network products
including IP, Ethernet and transport to support retail and wholesale
customers. He recently served as chairman for the Metro Ethernet Forum
delivering industry innovation in Ethernet technology.
*Tarazi began his career at MCI where he held various executive positions
in Network Planning and Engineering and led the expansion of enterprise
services globally to Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and telecommunications from
the University of Maryland and his M.S. in telecommunications management
from Southern Methodist University.
*Steve Smith, CEO & president, Equinix:
“Equinix is a forward-thinking company focused on staying ahead of market
trends to deliver leading interconnection services to our customers around
the world. Ihab’s depth of technology experience and vision will further
enhance the customer experience for the more than 4,400 companies that
leverage Platform Equinix.”
*Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:
“I am pleased to join Equinix at what is a very exciting time in the
company’s history. As chief technology officer, I look forward to
furthering Equinix’s mission of protecting, connecting and powering the
digital economy by cultivating a rich interconnected ecosystem of the
world’s leading businesses.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 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.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Equinix Media Contacts
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
Liam Rose, +1 650-598-6590
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Caroline Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367
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