August 07, 2020
Interview Published by CRN, Donna Goodison, Senior Editor at CRN

Equinix Ups Its Google Cloud Game with Premier Partner Status

‘Our partners can leverage this achievement to win deals with key customers and prospects,’ Equinix says.

Premier Partner StatusData center giant Equinix has upped its relationship with Google Cloud, earning Premier Partner status that it says will give its own partner ecosystem more leverage with customers.

Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations at 1901 Group shares the dramatic changes we will see today due to the pandemic and how investments made by Equinix will streamline connectivity and make IT modernizations smoother for managed service providers like 1901 Group.

Read the interview with CRN here.

“Recognizing the dramatic changes we all are facing due to the pandemic and the resulting reality that IT modernization is … a necessity and will include hybrid architectures for years to come, then the investments made by Equinix to further streamline connectivity between and across Google Cloud Interconnect helps reduce risks for customers migrating to the cloud, as well as helps make IT modernization work smoother for managed service providers like 1901 Group.”

–Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations at 1901 Group,

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
Chief Growth Officer

Paul Wilkinson is responsible for managing the company’s growth, leading business development, capture management, marketing, and communications. Paul provides leadership for the development of new markets and managed service offerings.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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