Equinix Awarded 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Award
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA— October 28, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that it has been awarded the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Award for datacenter services provider of the year. The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that, based on Frost & Sullivan’s research, have demonstrated market-leading revenue growth and business innovation.
The award follows the opening of Equinix’s third Sydney International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data centre, known as SY3. Built at a cost of US$65M, and located in south Sydney, SY3 provides 1,000 cabinet equivalents of capacity, expanding to 3,000 with subsequent phases. The new IBX has significantly increased the company’s Sydney capacity and ability to meet high demand for premium colocation and interconnection data centre services.
“Equinix is thrilled to be the recipient of this significant accolade from Frost & Sullivan,” commented Equinix’s Todd Handcock, chief marketing officer and VP for marketing and strategy in APAC. “This award validates our Platform Equinix strategy to provide industry-leading global infrastructure to help businesses accelerate their growth.”
“The fact this award also recognizes innovation is timely given Equinix has just launched the Marketplace, an initiative that allows customers to easily buy and sell digital services. The Marketplace is an online directory of service providers that allows the 4,000 companies on Platform Equinix to identify suppliers, partners and customers. Never before has a datacenter provider made it so simple for its customers to do business together,” added Handcock.
Arun Chandrasekaran, Research Director, ICT Practice at Frost & Sullivan commented: “Equinix has differentiated itself in the data centre industry by providing industry leading availability combined with stringent security and low latency. Equinix data centres offer direct access to multiple carrier backbones, thereby delivering high performance to customers.”
“Equinix’s strong commitment to high availability, security and low latency, makes it an attractive partner for customers such as financial services organisations, cloud computing service providers, content providers and telecommunications services providers, offering the stringent performance parameters they require to host their mission critical infrastructure. Equinix is therefore very well positioned to benefit from the growth of content delivery and cloud computing in Australia in the years to come.”
The award was presented to Equinix at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards Banquet on the evening of 27 October.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://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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