Global data center colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has announced the appointment of Jon Lin to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Manager (GM of Data Center Services, effective immediately. Mr. Lin will be responsible for boosting the performance of Equinix’s data center services portfolio in this newly formed job role.
Jon Lin will be responsible for product management and the accompanying software engineering teams supporting Equinix’s portfolio of data center solutions. He will work closely with Equinix’s global and regional leadership to coordinate resources across the company. His efforts will be aimed at continuing Equinix’s global footprint expansion; extending the company’s leadership in catalyzing the world’s critical digital ecosystems; and driving scaling and efficiency programs to meet Equinix’s long-term margin expansion targets.
Since joining Equinix in 2009, Jon Lin has held a number of positions, the most recent of which was President, Americas. He was in charge of Equinix’s regional management, strategy, and growth plan in the Americas, which included operations in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and the United States.
Mr. Lin was formerly Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development, where he led one of the company’s largest deals, the $3.6 billion purchase of 29 data centers from Verizon in 2017. He also played a key role in Equinix’s acquisition of Infomart Dallas in 2018, in addition to directing the integration of Verizon’s data center assets into Equinix.
“Equinix continues to be a trusted resource for our customers and partners as they prioritize digital transformation as a critical business priority,” said Jon Lin, EVP and General Manager of Data Center Services at Equinix. “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.”
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Jon Lin was Senior Director of Regional P&L for the Equinix Americas Southeast area before joining the Equinix Corporate Development team. Equinix stated it became the region’s fastest-growing provider during his tenure, gaining market share, sales, and client count.
Mr. Lin joined Equinix as Director of Innovation in 2009, where he was responsible for identifying and developing existing and future products, as well as assisting in the design of Equinix’s platform strategy. He was later moved to Director, Corporate Strategy, where he was key in the creation of Equinix Cloud Exchange, which is now known as Equinix Fabric and forms the cornerstone of the company’s core interconnection services.
Prior to Equinix, Mr. Lin worked at Tata Communications as Director of the Advanced Solutions Group. He also worked for Verizon Enterprise Solutions in a range of capacities, including Product Strategy, Sales, and Consulting Services.
“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,” said Charles Meyers, President and CEO at Equinix. “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.”