Equinix appoints veteran Jon Lin to lead Data Center Services
“I am honored to take on this exciting role and work with our talented teams across the globe to define and execute our strategy to fuel growth and extend our market leadership.”
Equinix has appointed Jon Lin to the newly created role of EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, where he will be responsible for driving the performance of the Equinix Data Center Services portfolio.
Jon Lin, who previously was President, Americas at Equinix, will also be in charge of developing and leading execution of a comprehensive and coordinated strategy across the business aimed at ensuring sustained growth and enhanced operating leverage from Equinix’s market-leading interconnected colocation franchise.
Instrumental in the development of Equinix Fabric
Jon Lin, EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services at Equinix, said: “As the Data Center Services leader, Lin will have direct responsibility for product management and the associated software engineering teams supporting this portfolio of offerings.
“He will partner closely with Equinix’s global and regional leadership to orchestrate resources across the company to: continue the expansion of Equinix’s global footprint; extend the company’s leadership in catalyzing the world’s critical digital ecosystems; and drive scaling and efficiency programs in pursuit of Equinix’s long-term margin expansion targets.”
Jon Lin is an industry veteran who has been with Equinix since 2009, where he joined as Director of Innovation, focusing on the identification and development of current and future products and helped drive the initial formation of Equinix’s platform strategy.
He then became instrumental in the development of Equinix Cloud Exchange while working as Director, Corporate Strategy. The cloud exchange was later rebranded to Equinix Fabric and remains the foundation of the company’s core interconnection services.
Responsible for the $3.6 billion acquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon
His most recent job title was President, Americas, where he was responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix in the Americas region, including operations in Brazil, Canada, Colombia and the United States.
He also served as Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development, leading the company’s largest transactions – the $3.6 billion acquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon in 2017. He also played a leading role in Equinix’s acquisition of Infomart Dallas in 2018.
Other roles at Equinix include Senior Director of Regional P&L, managing the Equinix Americas Southeast region. Under his leadership, Equinix became the fastest growing provider in the region, increasing market share, revenues and customer count.
Prior to joining the company, he was Director of the Advanced Solutions Group at Tata Communications and also worked in Product Strategy, Sales, and Consulting Services at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Charles Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer, at Equinix, said: “Our Data Center Services portfolio continues to be the cornerstone of Platform Equinix and is seeing strong momentum as customers implement hybrid and multicloud as the architecture of choice. To position Equinix for the future, we plan to continue to simplify, automate and optimize our business and drive even better cross-functional execution across our increasingly global platform. Jon has delivered extraordinary results as the President of our Americas business and is a great choice to lead and implement our strategy to extend our global market leadership in interconnected colocation, allowing us to scale our business, delight our customers and enhance our operating leverage.”
Jon Lin, EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, Equinix, commented: “Equinix continues to be a trusted resource for our customers and partners as they prioritize digital transformation as a critical business priority. I am honored to take on this exciting role and work with our talented teams across the globe to define and execute our strategy to fuel growth and extend our market leadership. The strength of our global platform and our commitment to continuous innovation enables us to deliver distinctive and durable value to our customers as the demand for digital infrastructure evolves to being more distributed, more cloud-connected and more ecosystem-dependent than ever before.”