The careful global expansion we’ve undertaken for two decades is about being where our customers are taking their businesses. The products and services we introduce, from the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™to Equinix SmartKey™, are a direct response to what customers tell us they need. And when we think about the future, we’re not aiming to just keep up with our customers’ ambitions, we want to stay several steps ahead.
This year, Equinix is celebrating 20 years, and I’ve been here for almost all of them. I was here before Equinix had a single data center and I sweated out our early close calls. I’ve watched Equinix reach two decades, and we still have the same spirit I felt when I first walked in the door: We believe anything is possible, and we’re ready to work as hard as possible to prove it. That gives me a lot of confidence about the future.
Artist Gregory Burns worries that too many people in the corporate world are only using half of their brains. They are really working that left half hard, though. That’s the analytical side of the brain, the logical side concerned with reason, math and facts. It’s doing a lot of important work in a high-tech haven like Silicon Valley, where Equinix is headquartered, but it rarely picks up a paintbrush. That’s right-brain territory.
Equinix’s first “Walk in the Woods” was last August, and it’s most recent was last month, with more planned for this summer. The program’s foundational concept is “a better me and a better we” and it aims to create healthier people who also happen to be healthier employee