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September 3, 2013

JPNAP Expands Interconnection and Peering Services into Equinix's Newest Data Center in Tokyo

Expansion increases customer connectivity while further validating Tokyo as the premier network hub in Japan

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and TOKYO – September 4, 2013 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that INTERNET MULTIFEED CO. (MF), a high-quality Internet Exchange provider and operator of the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP), has expanded the JPNAP peering exchange into Equinix's Tokyo-4 (TY4) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, located in Otemachi, Tokyo.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • MF will establish a point-of-presence for the JPNAP service in TY4, Equinix's newest IBX data center in Tokyo. This expansion provides customers with the ability to create new or expand existing peering relationships with a greater number of participants and exchange IP traffic at a single location through JPNAP and the Equinix Internet Exchange (EIE). Through access to Equinix's dense network ecosystem in Tokyo and over 950 network providers globally, customers can manage the exchange of traffic more efficiently and accelerate the delivery of their services in a cost effective way.
  • MF provides a network-neutral Internet exchange platform that allows customers to interconnect directly with a wide range of network providers. Since establishing JPNAP's peering exchange in Equinix's Tokyo-2 (TY2) data center in 2009, MF has enabled seamless, efficient exchange of local and international Internet traffic. This latest expansion further reinforces the proposition to provide superior quality of content delivery for end users in Japan.
  • Tokyo is Asia's largest Internet hub with Internet traffic predicted to reach 3.5 terabytes in 2013 and grow at a staggering compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44 percent from 2009-20131. By enhancing Japan's Internet services, multinational companies will be able to expand into the growing Japan market and better serve their international customers.

Quotes

  • Ryoichi Hosoya, executive vice president and representative director, INTERNET MULTIFEED CO. (MF):
    "The expansion of our relationship with Equinix is an important move for us and our customers. Specifically, with the rise of global cloud and content providers, it is critical that these industries have high-performance peering points for the exchange of Internet traffic. By expanding into Equinix's TY4 data center, we will further increase traffic exchange efficiency for our customers, helping them to meet their business and customer needs."
  • Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K.:
    "Japan is a critical strategic market and the expansion of JPNAP to TY4 further strengthens our network ecosystem in Japan. JPNAP's customers and significant traffic volume will help us to meet the growing demand for data center services in Japan, as well as provide customers with greater access to global network connectivity while streamlining internet delivery. We are pleased to expand our five-year relationship with JPNAP."

1 Source: TeleGeography – Global Internet Geography Asia Report

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

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 companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired 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; 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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