Prior to joining Equinix in April 2007, Smith served as Senior Vice President at HP Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from January 2005 to October 2006. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Co., he served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies, Inc. Smith also held various management and sales positions during his 17 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), a business and technology solutions company, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. Smith serves on the board of directors of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VLTR). He previously served as a director of 3PAR, Inc., a storage solutions company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September 2010. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.About F5 Networks F5 Networks ( NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s Intelligent Services Platform to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com. F5 and F5 Networks are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to future events or future financial performance that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of such terms or comparable terms. These statements are only predictions and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these statements based upon a number of factors including those identified in the company's filings with the SEC.