January 25, 2005
Equinix to Provide Peering Infrastructure in the U.S. for Allstream
Foster City, CA — January 25, 2005 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that Allstream, one of Canada's leading communication solutions providers, will deploy its network to three Equinix Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers. As a result, Allstream will be able to directly interconnect with the large aggregation of networks, carriers and ISPs located in Equinix's New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago area centers.
Each Equinix center will provide Allstream with a platform that offers direct access to the largest aggregation of network service providers and content companies available in a single location. The Equinix GigE Exchange service enables users to conveniently link to these strategic partners through a central switching fabric. This direct route to end-users reduces connectivity costs through the elimination of transit and enhances network performance and reliability through a more streamlined path between origin and destination. In addition, users can also leverage Equinix GigE Exchange to gain access to a significant aggregation of potential transit customers, including smaller ISPs, operating within Equinix's Internet hubs.
Equinix's centers have become the primary peering locations in the U.S., serving the world's leading ISPs, broadband providers, international networks and major content providers. Other networks on the Equinix GigE Exchange service include Asia Netcom, British Telecom, Cox Communications, Japan Telecom, Swisscom and Verio. Leading content providers on the service include Electronic Arts, Google, Yahoo!, and others.
"We are pleased to collaborate with Equinix to further expand our peering connectivity capabilities with other carriers and content providers," said Paul Frizado, Senior Vice President, Network Services, Allstream. "This will enable us to reduce the number of network to network hand-offs our Internet traffic must go through and substantially improve our customers' performance."
"The presence of Allstream's network, one of the largest networks in Canada, within Equinix's centers will be a valuable addition and another choice for networks, enterprises and content providers already operating at Equinix," said Margie Backaus, chief business officer of Equinix. "Equinix's aggregation of customers will now be able to directly partner with Allstream for their peering needs."
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.