November 7, 2007
Equinix to sponsor the second European Peering Forum
Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced its participation as a gold sponsor in the second European Peering Forum.
Three of the world's leading Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX, are hosting the event on the 28th and 29th of November 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. The event brings together more than 150 peering coordinators and network managers from the networks connected to the respective IXPs to discuss all aspects of peering, from negotiating to operations.
Peering is a cost-neutral arrangement between two IP networks to exchange Internet traffic. It is undertaken to reduce costs and provide more direct routing of that traffic. Equinix hosts many of the key peering points within its datacentres across the world and works closely with the IXPs to play an active role in the evolution of the industry.
Michael Winterson, VP Sales & Marketing at Equinix in Europe will be presenting “Scaling European Peering Infrastructure” to the delegates. “Today's problems in the Internet are no longer the last mile,” said Winterson. “The sheer volume of IP data that is presenting itself today is starting to test the very engine of the Internet. ISPs, commercial exchanges, datacenters, networks - we all need to work together to ensure a smooth transition to the next level.”
Equinix, through its network-neutral datacentre model, aims to improve the effectiveness of the Internet by providing a secure, resilient and stable environment for companies to operate their equipment and to network together.
Through its network of 14 datacentres in four key markets in Europe, Equinix's peering platform includes some of Europe's leading internet exchanges including TIX, CIXP, FreeIX, PANAP, SFINX, DeCiX and Lyon-IX. Additionally, Equinix owns and operates the largest Internet exchange in Switzerland (TIX based in Zurich) and co-manages the CERN Internet Exchange Point (CIXP) in Geneva.
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix datacenters for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix datacenters serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 36 datacentres located in 17 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.
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.
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