Digital Realty, the world’s largest provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, announced the appointment of Steve Smith as Managing Director, Head of Americas. Smith will lead Digital Realty’s operations in the Americas and enhance its value proposition by offering the full spectrum of data center solutions on PlatformDIGITAL, the world’s largest meeting place for business, technology, and data.
Smith comes to Digital Realty after eight years at CoreSite, most recently in the role of Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for the customer lifecycle, including sales and sales engineering, marketing, and new product innovation. Including previous positions at SAP and Avaya, he brings more than 25 years of management experience in enterprise software, network, and data center infrastructure.
“I am delighted to welcome Steve Smith to Digital as the leader of our largest region. His experience and knowledge across the data center infrastructure and enterprise software landscape will enhance and accelerate the expansion of the collaboration and connectivity capabilities we have developed across our global portfolio over the past eight years, beginning with our purchase of Telx in 2015 “Steve’s successful track record in colocation and connectivity makes him the ideal leader to increase the value of Digital Realty’s connected communities across America and help provide our global customers with the data center solutions they are seeking,” said Andy Power, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty.
“It’s an exciting time to join the leadership team at Digital Realty,” added Smith. “With Digital’s extensive portfolio of highly connected assets in the US and global platform supporting 5,000 customers around the world, I see an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the growth of high quality, collaborative and connectivity offerings in the Americas region, similar to the company achieves in Europe and Africa while improving our global position. I look forward to working with our partners, customers, and team to drive growth and demonstrate the value proposition of digital as a meeting place in enabling digital transformation in the largest and most technologically advanced region in the world.”