Day 3 of Holiday Cheer: Why Canada? Andrew Eppich on Equinix’s $1B investment

Welcome to Day 3 of our Ten Days of Holiday Cheer series! Working from the incredible content that the dozens of speakers and hundreds of participants created in GCDCS20, we are opening up our event archives to give everyone in the data centre/IT service delivery community a chance to end 2020 on a high note.

On the third day of holiday cheer, we bring you the answer to the question that – at least, judging from our registrations – was top-of-mind for the Canadian IT community: Why Canada?

The question, of course, comes from a major acquisition. Equinix captured the attention of the Canadian IT community when it acquired Bell’s data centre business for just more than $1B (CAD). The purchase, announced in June and closed in October, made Equinix a leading force in the Canadian market…and had many industry leaders wondering what was behind the massive deal.

In a keynote delivered on December 8th, Equinix Canada Managing Director Andrew Eppich provided perspective on the opportunities and requirements that led Equinix to add 13 data centres to its portfolio, and how the greatly-expanded footprint addresses demand for both in-country presence and global connectivity. Drawing on Andrew’s deep experience in the Canadian (and global) market, and delivered with his customary humour and insight, “Why Canada?” provides a compelling answer to a question that’s important to the strategies of the country’s data centre and IT service delivery managers.

The 10 Days of Holiday Cheer!

All ’10 Days of Holiday Cheer!’ sessions are available to GCDCS20 subscribers. If you are one of the 600 members of this group, simply log into the virtual event portal and select the “Spotlight” tab to gain access to these and other resources, If you didn’t register before the live event, please follow this link and click on “Register” – you’ll get access to video interviews, the new “Data Centre Management in the 2020s” ebook, new sessions and opportunities for interaction in January/February/March – and, of course, access to all of the footage from GCDCS20. 


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