19 February 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Equinix has named a former Palo Alto Networks executive as the new head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa channel partner programme.
In his new role Oren Yehudai
will be responsible for leading a team 20 of channel people and
driving the growth of Equinix’s EMEA Channel
Commenting on his new appointment, Yehudai said: "I am
thrilled to be joining Equinix to further develop and grow the
channel partner program across EMEA. Building a successful
channel business will increasingly be dependent on being part
of the right ecosystems, with industry players needing to work
with partners that can connect them with a broad range of
vendors, service providers and cloud companies. My hope is that
in a few years, Equinix is recognized by the partner community
as the place to achieve this."
Yehudai joins from Palo Alto Networks where he led the EMEA
inside channel sales and during his time there drove
significant growth for the cybersecurity firm through channel
sales and partnerships. Before joining Palo Alto Networks,
Yehudai held senior channel roles for tech companies including
NetApp and ClickSoftware.
"With over 13 years of experience in sales, business
development, consulting and project management, Oren is well
placed to lead our EMEA channel partner program. Equinix has
seen significant growth in the region within the past few years
and we are delighted Oren has joined us to help build upon this
success, driving channel sales and delivering new
partnerships," added Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, senior vice
president of Sales for Equinix EMEA.
Equinix’s channel partner program allows
partners to both resell and refer Equinix services, and is
intended to help enterprise customers obtain the IT services
and expertise they need from the channel community they are
accustomed to working with.
Equinix’s strategic partnerships with leading
cloud service providers, including AWS, Cisco, Google Cloud
Platform, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure and NetApp, enable the
Equinix partner community to help enterprises leverage the
power of the cloud to support all their mission critical
Palo Alto Networks,
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen,