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Equinix names Justin Dustzadeh as CTO

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Equinix has named Justin Dustzadeh (pictured) as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

In his new role, Dustzadeh will be responsible for developing a technology roadmap to support the company’s wider platform strategy, as well as lead the next-generation technology and innovation function, and contributing to the company’s leadership position in the cloud.

"We are thrilled to have Justin join the Equinix leadership team,” said Charles Meyers, president and chief executive officer, Equinix. “Justin's depth of experience in developing technology strategy and transforming some of the world's largest digital companies will be a powerful asset to Equinix as we drive the company forward, breaking new ground with our customers."

Prior to joining Equinix, Dustzadeh worked for Uber as head of the global network & software platform. In this position, he led a team responsible for the architecture design, engineering and round the clock operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure and software platforms.

Before that, he worked at Visa leading the transformation of the company’s global infrastructure towards open, software-defined networking and cloud technologies including SDN, NFV, network virtualisation, containers and open/commodity hardware.

Before his time at Visa he served as chief technology officer and vice president of technology strategy at Huawei, held numerous positions at Ericsson and AT&T, founded a Silicon-Valley startup and worked at two leading service providers in France.

"I am very honoured to join this world-class team and look forward to helping Equinix leverage the power of technology to extend its market leadership,” added Dustzadeh. “Having architected and implemented scaled technology platforms for some of the world's most mission-critical digital environments, I have huge appreciation for how well Equinix is positioned in the new connected economy. Platform Equinix is an indispensable part of the Digital Transformation journey for many of the world's leading companies, and I am excited to help build on the company's long track record of success."