Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has named John Sarkis vice president, Connectivity & Carrier Operations. Sarkis will be responsible for overseeing the company's network and carrier products and services offerings across its global data center portfolio.
Sarkis joins Digital Realty from Deutsche Telekom North America, Inc., where he spent nearly 14 years in a variety of management roles developing Deutsche Telekom's global network. In his last position as head of Global Telehouse Real Estate, he was responsible for 192 locations across 27 countries. He oversaw all aspects of data center and carrier facilities development, retrofit and management, from site selection to operating procedures.
"John is an industry veteran with a deep knowledge of the carrier landscape and the expertise to create seamless connectivity solutions for our customers across geographies," said Michael F. Foust, chief executive officer of Digital Realty. "Our global portfolio of network-rich facilities and extensive carrier relationships combined with John's experience and expertise will enable us to provide our enterprise and colocation customers with an enhanced level of connectivity options, including bundled IP, connectivity provisioning and private peering arrangements. This combination further strengthens Digital Realty's value proposition for our customers and competitive advantage in the marketplace."