Apollo Opens New Point of Presence in Equinix London Data Centre

December 17, 2009

LONDON, December 17 /PRNewswire/ — Apollo, a transatlantic submarine
cable system, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data
centre services, today announced that Apollo has opened a new Point of
Presence (PoP) in Equinix’s LD4 London Slough International Business
Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) data centre. This new PoP in LD4 provides Apollo’s
customers with resilient, intercontinental access between the UK and major
cities in the USA. By locating outside central London, Apollo is offering its
customers an alternative, low latency route, by-passing major congestion
points within central London.

Apollo’s submarine cable system connects the world’s leading
telecommunication and internet companies to the USA, with Apollo North connecting from the UK and Apollo South connecting from France. Apollo chose
to extend its cable system into LD4 to meet increasing customer demand for
reliable, linear wavelengths between London and the USA. By hosting a PoP in
LD4, Apollo will enable its customers to bypass central London, linking
directly to its UK landing station in Cornwall. This will improve the
resilience and speed of connection, providing an alternative access point
between London and the USA in substantially less than 70 milliseconds.

“We are delighted to be associated with Equinix, the world’s leading data
centre services provider,” said Richard Elliott, managing director of Apollo.
“Directly connecting to LD4 will offer our customers diversity from other
London networks and meet the growing requirements of our customer base. By
investing in this new PoP, we have enhanced our network in a way that cuts
latency, increases diversity and ensures optimum resilience.”

“As one of the main transatlantic cable providers to the USA, we are
excited to be working with Apollo to provide its customers with a first class
network architecture,” added Russell Poole, Equinix’s General Manager in the
UK. “With a direct access cable into our LD4 data centre, Apollo can offer a
reliable alternative to connecting through central London and provide its
customers with the consistent low latency that they need.”

About Apollo

Apollo-SCS (http://www.apollo-scs.com)Ltd is a UK based company which
owns, operates and markets the Apollo Submarine Cable System. The Apollo
submarine cable system is the most recently installed, fibre optic network
running from UK to US and France to US offering City to City LAN PHY
services. The Apollo system is flexible, with high resilience and
reliability, the system has an ultimate capacity in excess of 8Tbit/s.
Designed and implemented as two diverse transatlantic legs, Apollo provides
direct connections between the US and France and the UK and the US.

Apollo SCS Ltd is jointly owned by Cable & Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent.

About Equinix

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 45 International Business Exchange(TM)
(IBX(R)) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and

Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor
relations page of its website located at http://www.equinix.com/investors. We
encourage you to check Equinix’s website regularly for the most up-to-date

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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International
Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

    Apollo contact:
    Dan Hughes

    Press contacts
    Equinix Media Contact - US
    Joan Powell
    Equinix, Inc.

    Equinix Media Contact - UK
    Jacqui Depares / Lucy Smart
    Johnson King

SOURCE Apollo Submarine Cable System Ltd

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