March 15, 2010
Equinix data centers in Zwolle and Enschede now connected to the Netherlands Internet Exchange (NL-ix)First data centers in East Netherlands with NL-ix connection
Amsterdam, March 15, 2010 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, has announced the connection of its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, located in Zwolle (ZW1) and Enschede (EN1), to the Amsterdam-based Netherlands Internet Exchange (NL-ix). With this Internet Exchange connection, Equinix customers will enjoy the benefits associated from a local connection to the world's fifth largest Internet Exchange. Also, NL-ix peering services are available to the local small- and medium-size enterprise (SME) market through Internet Service Provider (ISP) offerings within the Equinix service provider portfolio. Historically, these services are often found too costly for SMEs to purchase individually. Equinix's other regional IBX center, the Amsterdam-based AM1, is already connected to the NL-ix.
By connecting its IBX sites in Zwolle and Enschede to the NL-ix, Equinix offers its customers greater choice of network connectivity solutions. The redundant configuration of the NL-ix's multi-core infrastructure also ensures customers have permanent access to their data hosted at the IBXs in Zwolle and Enschede.
From its Zwolle and Enschede IBXs, Equinix provides its customers, including hosting providers, Application Service Providers (ASPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprise users, with access to a service portfolio especially designed to meet the broad range of managed services needs of the small-and medium-size enterprise beyond collocation. The IBX data centers in Zwolle and Enschede are also connected to Equinix's other data centers via a redundant backbone.
“We want to offer our customers maximum freedom of choice in terms of network connectivity,” explains Michiel Eielts, Equinix General Manager. “Connecting our data centers in East Netherlands with NL-ix is a critical part of this mission. We are the first provider in this region to provide customers with this type of access. Through our ISP customers, we can offer small and mid-sized companies an opportunity to benefit from the speed, optimum availability and connectivity options of NL-ix.”
“Many data centers throughout the Netherlands have been connected to the NL-ix in recent years,” adds Marc Gauw, NL-ix Commercial Director. “In view of our substantial growth ambitions, the NL-ix connection of the Equinix data center in Amsterdam, set up a year ago, was a very logical step for us. Following our excellent experience of partnering with Equinix, we didn't have to think twice about connecting its data centers in Zwolle and Enschede to the NL-ix.”
The Netherlands Internet Exchange (NL-ix) is headquarted in the Hague, The Netherlands, and operates one of worlds largest Internet Exchanges with over 235 members. On its high-grade shared network, NL-ix provides ISP's, IP-carriers, and other large Internet companies the ability to peer, to exchange mutual traffic, or to apply metro-capacity for interconnectivity. With services and coverage in more than 30 datacentres in several key areas in the Netherlands, NL-ix offers supreme quality, and the most competitive services in the market. For more information: www.nl-ix.net.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix's insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 49 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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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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