MEDIA ALERT: Equinix to Host "Where Opportunity Connects" Roundtable Discussion at ITW 2015

Participants include Lightower Fiber Networks, Softlayer, Tata Communications, Telefonica and Unitas Global

May 12, 2015, 06:00 ET from Equinix, Inc.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas, will be speaking at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015 taking place May 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency and Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Strohmeyer will be leading the executive panel, "Where Opportunity Connects – Clouds & Networks," on Tuesday, May 12 from 9-10:30am CT in Swiss Tower, Gold Level, Lucerne 3. The discussion will focus on solving the private cloud access challenge to provide a scalable and effective vehicle to utilize cloud services and implement a hybrid cloud environment. Service providers of every type, including data center providers, network service providers, cloud service providers and system integrators are working collectively to make it possible to consume cloud resources and applications via securable high bandwidth connectivity. The network and IT consumption model is becoming fungible and the IT and Network service provider industry is building a bridge to help enterprise CIOs implement hybrid cloud architectures.

The objective of the panel session is to review and compare what is currently being done to solve the connectivity challenges including elements associated with automating a telco service delivery model to match the on-demand cloud consumption model. This panel will explore what service providers need to do themselves, as well as collectively to satisfy enterprise requirements and the aforementioned challenges. Panelists will describe their part of the service chain and experience implementing or partnering to deliver private cloud connectivity as well as their vision of what's to come in the next five years.


  • Philip Olivero, CTO, Lightower Fiber Networks
  • Jack Beech, VP, Business Development, SoftLayer, an IBM Company
  • Conor Carroll, SVP Global Carrier Solutions, TATA Communications
  • Eduardo Guardincerri, director, Product & Services Development, Telefonica
  • Grant Kirkwood, CTO and founder, Unitas Global
  • Moderator: Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas

Equinix is exhibiting at ITW at the Hyatt Regency, West Tower, suite #3027.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

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