December 21, 2007
Equinix selected as DE-CIX enabled site in Frankfurt
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced that it has partnered with DE-CIX, the main exchange point for Internet services between international Internet service providers in Germany, central and eastern Europe.
DE-CIX, the second largest European Internet Exchange according to traffic volume, currently connects over 200 international Internet Service Providers. Equinix and DE-CIX are proud to announce that they reached an agreement where Equinix' Frankfurt2 facility will become a DE-CIX enabled site during the first quarter of 2008.
The site will provide datacentre services to telecommunications operators, Internet network providers and Internet service providers. The facility covers high available datacentre space with secured and lasting power supplies, air-conditioning, security and fire protection for power-intensive high-density installations.
“Equinix works with Internet providers and carriers around the world and we would like to welcome them to Frankfurt. This is a valuable addition to the telecommunications marketplace in Germany's Internet capital. A competitive data center market certainly helps to drive our business and we are glad to announce that Equinix's Frankfurt 2 facility will become a DE-CIX enabled site soon,” says Harald Summa, Managing Director of DE-CIX.
Harro Beusker, Managing Director of Equinix in Germany says: “To be DE-CIX enabled in Frankfurt is great news and confirms our position as the leading company in the Datacentre market in Germany. DE-CIX is for us a very important business partner for central and eastern Europe. We are proud to be providing our best in class services. It is a tribute to our reputation for world-class reliability and diversity.”
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 Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 37 IBX centers 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.
DE-CIX is the carrier neutral and independent Internet Exchange in Frankfurt/Germany. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic. Today DE-CIX has over 200 customers from 25 nations using peering to lower costs and to increase IP performance. This makes DE-CIX the leading Internet Exchange for Central and Eastern Europe.
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.