Digital Realty, the world’s largest cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Steve Smith as Managing Director, Head of Americas. Smith will oversee Digital Realty’s operations in the Americas and will be responsible for enhancing its value proposition by offering a full range of data center solutions on PlatformDIGITAL, the world’s largest meeting place for companies, technologies, and data.
Smith is a veteran of the data center infrastructure and enterprise software landscape, bringing more than 25 years of management experience across enterprise software, network, and data center infrastructure. He is joining Digital Realty from CoreSite, where he was Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for the customer lifecycle, including sales and sales engineering, marketing, and new product innovation.
“I am excited to welcome Steve Smith to Digital as the leader of our largest region,” said Digital Realty President & Chief Executive Officer Andy Power. “His experience and knowledge across the data center infrastructure and enterprise software landscape will enhance and accelerate the buildout of the colo and connectivity capability that we have been developing throughout our global portfolio over the course of the last eight years.”
Enhancing Value of Digital Realty’s Connected Communities
Smith’s successful colocation and connectivity track record makes him the ideal leader to enhance the value of Digital Realty’s connected communities across the Americas, helping to provide global customers with the data center solutions they seek. Power added, “Steve’s successful colocation and connectivity track record makes him the ideal leader to enhance the value of Digital Realty’s connected communities across the Americas, helping to provide our global customers with the data center solutions they seek.”
Smith, who has previously held positions at SAP and Avaya, is excited to join Digital Realty’s leadership team. “With Digital’s expansive portfolio of highly connected assets across the U.S. and global platform supporting 5,000 customers around the world, I see an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate the growth of high-value colo and connectivity offerings in the Americas region, similar to what the Company has achieved in Europe and Africa, while collectively enhancing our global position.”
Digital Realty: A Leader in Colocation and Interconnection Solutions
Digital Realty has been a leader in colocation and interconnection solutions, providing data center services to a broad range of customers, including cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking, financial services, and healthcare, among others. With PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data center platform, customers can leverage a rich ecosystem of service providers, customers, and partners, allowing them to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.
Digital Realty has been expanding its global footprint over the years, with the acquisition of Telx in 2015 and several other strategic acquisitions. The Company’s global platform now includes over 280 data centers across 49 metros, with over 50 million square feet of space and more than 5,000 customers worldwide.
As Digital Realty continues to grow its global footprint and expand its offerings, Smith’s appointment comes at a critical time for the Company. With his extensive experience in the data center infrastructure and enterprise software landscape, Smith is well positioned to lead Digital Realty’s Americas region and help the Company enhance its value proposition for customers.
“I look forward to working with our partners, customers, and team to drive growth and demonstrate Digital’s ‘Meeting Place’ value proposition in enabling digital transformation in the largest and most technology-advanced region in the world,” said Smith.
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