On a personal level, it was my 18th year of service here and I’m proud of how Equinix has contributed to the digital economy, and feel grateful to have played a part in it. Looking back on 2018, in Asia-Pacific, our role in accelerating interconnection to help companies succeed in their digital journeys has propelled us to become one of the top colocation and interconnection providers in the region.
According to HR-Asia’s most recent survey, covering three pillars – Heart, Mind and Soul – our people rated the company highly in all three areas. That is far higher than the industry average, and led to Equinix Singapore being named as one of HR-Asia’s “Best Companies to Work for in Asia.”
Asia awards are designed to recognize and reward. And, with any luck, and a continuous commitment to excellence and innovation, we will have the opportunity to celebrate winning again in the future.
We’ve seen significant growth in the Equinix Channel Partner Program since our launch in March 2015, and this year we’re building on that success with the creation of the first annual channel partner awards.
This is the eighth year that Frost & Sullivan has run its Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards programme, which is geared towards recognizing companies across industries. Above all, it commends the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.
Equinix has just won the Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Award for “Cloud Journey of the Year” for the first year. What’s more, it has also taken the “Service Provider of the Year” Award for a second consecutive year.
When Equinix introduced our Cloud Exchange this spring, we presented it as a breakthrough and “one of the most intelligent products we’ve ever launched.” Last week, a panel of industry experts offered validation of that early PR, as the Equinix Cloud Exchange won “Best Data Centre Innovation” at the Global Carrier Awards ceremony in Amsterdam.
The award specifically recognized Equinix as a trendsetter, leading the industry in the identification and implementation of green initiatives and meeting strict energy efficiency requirements in all the leading markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Telecom Asia honored Equinix with the coveted award for Best Service Provider during a ceremony in Jakarta last month, in the provision of best in class data center services, covering services for both in-house and third-party users.
Now in its 8th year, the awards recognise innovation, excellence and vision from across the global wholesale marketplace; and Equinix had been nominated in the best data center category.