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Press Release -- November 3rd, 2011
Source: Equinix
Tags: Exchange, Expansion

Virtacore Leverages Platform Equinix to Expand Hybrid Cloud Services Worldwide

Leading cloud services provider expands customer base with Equinix Marketplace and global network of data centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and Sterling, VA — November 3, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, and Virtacore Systems, Inc., an industry leader in hybrid cloud services, today announced that Virtacore has leveraged Platform Equinix™ to support its expanding customer base and world wide growth. Part of Equinix’s robust ecosystem of cloud and IT service providers, Virtacore benefits from the ability to quickly and securely interconnect with network and service partners in order to speed the deployment of its hybrid cloud services to enterprise customers.

Virtacore is currently located in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in four strategic markets—Silicon Valley, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC—and is the first customer to leverage Equinix Business Suites in its DC10 data center in Ashburn, Virginia. The Business Suites offering is ideal for cloud service providers like Virtacore that have multi-tier architecture requirements and also require a larger footprint service delivery environment that can be directly connected and fully integrated with their existing IBX infrastructure. Virtacore also plans to move into other Equinix IBX facilities around the world.

Virtacore selected Equinix as its strategic infrastructure provider to deliver its hybrid cloud services, including managed private cloud and public cloud, which are built on VMware’s vCloud Platform and managed through a single integrated portal, as well as Google Apps for Business technologies. Virtacore recently opened a storefront in the Equinix Marketplace to promote and sell its hybrid cloud services to the more than 4,000 customers that are a simple cross-connect away in Equinix data centers. With Platform Equinix, Virtacore can directly connect to customers and partners ensuring fast and secure delivery of its cloud services, as well as, develop new revenue streams within the Equinix Marketplace.

Virtacore provides cloud hosting and managed hosting services for start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, developers and enterprises. Utilizing the latest virtualization hosting technology, Virtacore delivers customized cloud solutions inside multiple Equinix IBX data centers that enable customers to virtualize and move their IT infrastructure to the cloud, reducing capital and operating expenses, and improving data security, network availability, application performance and scalability. Virtacore benefits from the ability to readily interconnect with customers and partners located inside Equinix IBX data centers.

“We have been involved with Equinix for more than eight years. The expansion with Platform Equinix and the addition of Equinix Business Suites will enable us to reach new customers, grow faster, and help our organization and our customers to improve efficiencies,” commented George Naspo, Virtacore CEO. “We are confident this expansion will allow us the flexibility to keep pace with the aggressive growth Virtacore has been experiencing in our cloud services this year.”

“By leveraging Platform Equinix, Virtacore is able to quickly deploy its hybrid cloud services to serve its global customer base,” said Charles Meyers, president of the Americas at Equinix. “The cloud services market has become one of the fastest growing ecosystems in our data centers and companies like Virtacore have benefited as Equinix customers look for partners who can help them quickly migrate to the cloud while assuring the highest security and performance.”

About Virtacore Systems

Virtacore Systems is a leading provider of hybrid cloud services, offering public and private cloud solutions to the middle market through the company’s VMware-based unified platform. Virtacore is the only company to offer seamless migration of data to/from public, managed private and internal private clouds, using VMware technology. Virtacore also provides Google Apps services and support for businesses and organizations. Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of IKANO Communications, Inc., has offices in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. For more information visit http://www.virtacore.com or twitter.com/virtacore.

About Equinix

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.

Visit Equinix (Booth #610) and Virtacore (Booth #718) at Cloud Expo West November 7-10, 2011 in Santa Clara, CA.

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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