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27 April 2017
| James Pearce
Equinix has named Simon Ognall as UK channel and alliance director, looking after the data centre firm’s channel partner in the region.
Ognall joins from data management ad cloud storage solutions
firm NetApp, where he served for five years, most recently as
head of channel.
He has held a number of senior positions overseeing channel
programs for Simon Magee, Bytes Technology and ShiftF7.
The new role will see Ognall lead Equinix’s UK
channel team, which oversees the data centre
firm’s Channel Partner Program, which allows
partners to both resell and refer its services. These services
include connectivity to major providers including: Amazon Web
Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Office365, Google Cloud
Platform, IBM SoftLayer, Salesforce and Oracle Cloud.
Eric Saillard, EMEA channel director, Equinix: "We are
delighted with the appointment of Simon as UK Channel and
Alliances Director. His wealth of experience and knowledge of
the industry will be a significant asset for our UK Channel
Partner program. We have made significant investments to ensure
our partners are set up for ongoing success and we believe
Simon can play an important role in our program."
Ognall added: "This is an exciting time to be joining
Equinix. The company has made some exciting announcements
recently and has enjoyed a significant period of continued
success. I’m looking forward to working with our
partners to make the most of the changing business landscape
and contribute to the ongoing success of our global Channel