July 29, 2008
Equinix and The London Internet Exchange (LINX) Announce Partnership
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, and The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet exchange points, today announced a partnership agreement that will extend the LINX peering fabric into Equinix's London-4 (LD4) Internet Business Exchange (IBX(R)) data center located in Slough.
The partnership will enable LINX members to access Equinix's premium colocation services. Similarly, Equinix customers joining LINX will be able to connect on site to directly exchange traffic, or "peer," with LINX's extensive member base, increasing reliability, improving performance and reducing the costs of network traffic exchange.
As the UK's leading Internet exchange point, LINX provides the interconnection infrastructure for its 280+ membership base. It is a mutual, non-profit organisation whose members include almost all the major U.K. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks plus many from the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
"We are pleased that LINX and Equinix are working together on this project. Our presence at the new Equinix London-4 site creates an excellent opportunity for our members to grow and develop their businesses," said John Souter, CEO of LINX. "We believe that this relationship will ensure the efficient and reliable exchange of data between some of the largest networks in the world for many years to come."
"Network peering continues to be the primary method for data transfer between the world's networks, providing the foundation for the efficient flow of Internet traffic, from email to video," said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. "Partnering with Internet exchanges like LINX, who have an existing critical mass of quality ISPs and connected parties operating within their network, is an important element of our global service offering, providing customers with the highest-performance platforms for exchanging Internet traffic."
LINX is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. Established in 1994, LINX provides a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform while also representing the interests of its 280+ members on matters of public policy. The LINX platform has a global reputation for quality, performance and technical excellence and as a result, is able to access 153,000 Internet routes reaching in excess of 40 countries from Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
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(R)) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 40 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.
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 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; 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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