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Equinix Appoints Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the appointment of Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), further bolstering the company's commitment to security. In this role, Montoya is responsible for leading Equinix's global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities will include evolving the company's information security program and defining the company's future cybersecurity roadmap, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. Montoya will work closely with Equinix's product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams to help ensure the company has a world-class approach to securing its global assets as well as providing the most secure environment for customers.

Highlights/Key Facts

    --  Montoya has extensive experience overseeing global cybersecurity
        programs and advising large enterprises, governments and regulators
        across global markets.
    --  Montoya joins Equinix from Digital Realty where he recently served as
        Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.
    --  Prior to Digital Realty, Montoya held various leadership roles at
        Microsoft including Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, where he led security
        initiatives and operations for the development and delivery of Microsoft
        cloud security products and services.
    --  Montoya also brings niche cloud security perspective from his role as
        Vice President of Cloud Services at FireEye, where he led cloud-security
        operations and designed the company's global data center infrastructure
        to improve performance and security.
    --  Montoya has also held leadership positions at EMC Corporation and
        Avanade Inc.
    --  Montoya earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of New
        Mexico, and holds various advisor roles for early-stage security


    --  Milind Wagle, Chief Information Officer, Equinix "We are extremely
        pleased to have Michael join our leadership team. Michael is a
        recognized security leader with deep expertise in information security,
        risk governance, data privacy and technology deployment. We are excited
        about his vision stemming from his deep expertise in the security field
        providing both operational leadership and strategic guidance to
        enterprise organizations. At Equinix, security and data privacy are key
        embedded tenets of our overall technology service delivery, both for our
        internal employees as well as our customers. Michael's leadership will
        further position us for continued success in this domain."

    --  Michael Montoya, Chief Information Security Officer, Equinix"Equinix is
        a leader helping the world to connect, protect and power their digital
        transformation. The complexities surrounding cybersecurity continue to
        evolve and increase in complexity. I am humbled by the opportunity to
        join a technology leader and build upon all the great work accomplished
        to help protect Equinix customers from the rapidly changing challenges
        in cybersecurity and data privacy."

About Equinix
Equinix,Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; a failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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