CAPRE Exclusive: Is the Pandemic Digital Infrastructure Story “Too Good to be True”? Equinix’s Charles Meyers Talks Mission Critical in the Time of COVID-19

NEW YORK, NY -- Times may be troubling, but the mission critical sector keeps on humming. Equinix recently made major headlines with news of expanding their Canadian operations with a $750 Million USD acquisition of 13 data center sites from Bell, which will enable Canadian businesses and multinationals operating in Canada to accelerate their digital transformation. CAPRE wanted to know more, so we caught up with Charles J. Meyers, President & Chief Executive Officer of Equinix, to learn about this strategic decision, as well as their response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. CAPRE’s Founder & CEO, Brian Klebash, nabbed a half hour of Meyers' time and kicked off the conversation with a simple question -- why is Canada important to Equinix right now? After all, the latest deal is expected to generate approximately $105 Million USD in annualized revenue. “We’re super excited about the Bell Canada deal,” responded Meyers. “We’ve been tracking that for some time. Canada is an important market for us. It’s the 10th largest economy in the world, and the 2nd largest trading partner behind China. We really wanted to expand our services in Toronto to better serve our customers, especially the multi-nationals doing business there. We’re excited in particular because it not only gives us a set of really important assets there, but also an enhanced relationship with BCE as our go-to market partner.” Klebash then asked Meyers to share with CAPRE readers what Equinix can…