7. April 2008
Equinix Appoints Darren Mann as Managing Director for Equinix Australia
Doug Oates, the Former Managing Director for Equinix Australia, Becomes Vice President of Sales for Equinix Asia Pacific
Sydney, Australia — April 07, 2008 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, announced today that Darren Mann has been promoted to managing director of Equinix Australia as Doug Oates takes on the new role of vice president of sales for Equinix Asia Pacific.
Mann joined Equinix in January 2001 as a senior account executive and has played an integral part in building Equinix's customer base in Australia. In 2006, he was promoted to sales director where he held sole responsibility for the performance of the local sales team.
Previously, Mann spent six years at IHS Australia as a member of the sales team, where he was responsible for selling online technical and regulatory database services to the university, construction & mining, and defense industry sectors.
Prior to this, he spent six years in the retail sector, three of which were in management positions. Mann holds over 18 years of experience in sales with 13 years in the IT industry. As managing director, he will have overall responsibility for Equinix's business presence in the Australian market.�
Oates, in his new capacity as the vice president of sales for Asia Pacific, will develop the sales strategies for the region while working closely with the Asia Pacific managing directors on regional and international deals. Oates has been the managing director of Equinix Australia since 2000 and has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industry.
“Doug and Darren have performed consistently in building Equinix's presence in Australia over the past seven years,” said Samuel Lee, president of Equinix Asia Pacific. “With growing local and regional demand, their new roles ensure that our customers continue to enjoy a strong support for their business needs as we continue to expand in Asia Pacific.”
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.
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