October 10, 2005
Asiasoft Online Selects Equinix as S.E. Asia IT Infrastructure Partner
Singapore — October 10, 2005 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that AsiaSoft Online Pte. Ltd., an online game publisher and distributor, will deploy the company's IT operations within Equinix's Singapore Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centre. By hosting its IT infrastructure at Equinix's Internet hub, AsiaSoft will consolidate its core gaming services to a single location where it can leverage the significant benefits of interconnecting with an aggregation of strategic partners.
AsiaSoft's key business is in the publishing of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) and Web Community Products. Its market leading titles, such as “Gunbound” and “MapleStory,” are estimated to reach over 80% of the online gaming audience in Singapore. Serving tens of thousands of online players at any given time, the reliable delivery of these services requires a high-performance and redundant IT infrastructure that ensures continuous operations. Thus, service uptime and reliability were crucial factors in AsiaSoft's selection of a data center provider.
Equinix's Singapore IBX provides a state of the art facility and a multi- network connectivity platform to accommodate the increasing traffic and performance demands of online games. Through the unique aggregation of network providers offering services in the center, AsiaSoft can streamline its connectivity to customers, drastically improving performance and reducing connectivity costs.
“Equinix is a strong partner in our expansion plans throughout Southeast Asia,” said Addison Kang, CEO of AsiaSoft. “The migration to Equinix's Singapore Internet hub has provided us with the ability to scale operations where we can double the number of online players. In addition, we have the confidence that we are operating in the most advanced environment in terms of power availability, temperature control and security, so that our customers will have the highest-quality experience."
“With network-rich IBX data centers located in strategic hubs throughout Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables companies to enhance their network connectivity infrastructure to provide more reliable services at lower costs,” said Mr. Lee Yoong Kin, Managing Director of Equinix Singapore. “Equinix offers a strong option for the growing online gaming industry, which requires the highest level of performance for end-user customers."
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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