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New managing director for Equinix Australia

Guy Danskine has been appointed the new managing director of Australia for Equinix.

Danskine has been with Equinix for the last nine years. He will be based out of Sydney and will be responsible for leading the company's business strategy in Australia. He will report 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.

"Guy has a proven track record of driving business growth and accelerating Equinixs market leading position, while efficiently leading his team," says Deutsch.

"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," he says.

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.

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 businesses, including more than 50% of the Fortune 500.

"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," says Danskine.

"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 Equinixs position as the market leader."