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Equinix lands enterprise video-con client, promotes Jon Lin

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Enterprise video conferencing provider Pexip has turned to Equinix to solve its multicloud connectivity needs and scale its global business, which saw growth of seven times its traffic peak in 2020.

Pexip has deployed in Equinix IBX facilities in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington DC, and has leveraged Equinix Connect and Equinix Fabric to scale globally.

The developments mean Pexip can also interconnect with multiple ISPs and cloud service providers to deliver consistent video conferencing experience for its employees and customers in more than 190 countries. Customers include  potify, Vodafone, and PayPal, as well as governmental organisations, such as the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

Joseph Harding, VP of product marketing at Equinix said: “Demand for video conferencing software and video chat applications is growing and driving the need for robust and reliable digital infrastructure and hybrid multicloud connectivity.

"With new levels of demand, video conferencing platforms like Pexip require a robust and sustainable digital infrastructure to consistently deliver low-latency and highly reliable interconnection crucial for a great video conferencing experience. We look forward to supporting Pexip by providing the agility, speed, and reliability it needs to scale up its business and manage unprecedented growth in user demand globally.” 

In addition, Pexip is accelerating its on-demand and secure cloud connections with Equinix Fabric to connect to cloud services and its distributed digital infrastructure on Platform Equinix.

CEO Oystein Hem said: “Talking to our existing and potential customers, we recognised a growing need for a solution that guarantees them control over their data without the hassle of expanding and managing servers and compute capacity.

"With Equinix’s virtual network services, Pexip can enable our customers to focus on growth instead of infrastructure and compute management and support them on their cloud migration journeys. At the same time, we are able to extend Pexip’s capabilities to a larger audience and meet the requirements of more organizations in a more sustainable way,” Hem continued.

In other news from the data centre giant, Jon Lin has been promoted to the role of EVP and GM of data centre services.

Lin, who joined the business in 2009 will take immediate responsibility for driving the performance of the services portfolio, developing and leading execution of a "comprehensive and coordinated strategy" to ensure "sustained growth and enhanced operating leverage from Equinix's market-leading interconnected colocation franchise".

Most recently holding the position of president, Americas, Lin has also served as VP, Americas regional corporate development, where he was a leader in one of the company's largest transactions - the $3.6 billion acquisition of 29 data centres from Verizon in 2017.

He also played a leading role in Equinix's acquisition of Infomart Dallas in 2018.

Commenting on his new appointment, Lin said: "Equinix continues to be a trusted resource for our customers and partners as they prioritize digital transformation as a critical business priority. I am honoured to take on this exciting role and work with our talented teams across the globe to define and execute our strategy to fuel growth and extend our market leadership.

"The strength of our global platform and our commitment to continuous innovation enables us to deliver distinctive and durable value to our customers as the demand for digital infrastructure evolves to being more distributed, more cloud-connected and more ecosystem-dependent than ever before."

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