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Digital Realty names new sales VP for western Europe

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Christian Zipp has been named as vice president of sales for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands at Digital Realty.

[Left to Right: Christian Zipp, vice president of sales for western Europe;  Cindy Fiedelman, chief human resources officer; A. William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty; and Phil Barnett, vice president of sales for Europe]

Zipp enters the role with more than 20 years’ experience across the telecoms and IT sectors. His most recent role was as regional vice president of sales for Equinix. Prior to this, he led regional sales at Verizon Deutschland GmbH.

"Christian brings tremendous experience and a proven track record of helping local and global enterprises harness IT infrastructure to achieve their digital transformation goals," said Digital Realty CEO, A. William Stein. "Digital Realty will continue to invest and expand our presence in this important region, an increasingly critical linchpin for customers doing business across Europe."

Digital Realty says that it has invested over €530 million to meet new and existing customers' digital infrastructure needs across the region. According to research recently conducted by the company, the combined data economy for Germany and the Netherlands totals more than €130 billion, with Germany leading the way with the largest data economy in Europe and the third largest among G7 countries.

"Digital Realty is uniquely positioned to be the trusted partner for businesses requiring local as well as global solutions," added Zipp. "I am delighted to join the Digital Realty platform, and I look forward to working with the team in Europe to meet our customers' needs and power their digital ambitions."

Zipp assumes the new position effective immediately, and will based in Frankfurt.

In May, Digital Realty achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect. As such, the company has authorisation for providing new AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections capacities greater than 500Mbps.