Equinix providing colocation in United States and Europe to optimize network performance for CFN Services customers
FOSTER CITY, CA and London, United Kingdom — June 22, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that CFN Services, a managed telecom infrastructure services company, is now connected to Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Toronto as part of the CFN Services global low latency network. By leveraging Equinix’s global data center footprint and services, CFN Services is able to offer its customers ultra low latency, diverse routes for protected services, and optimized network routes in relation to all of the major global financial exchanges.
Equinix delivers value to CFN Services through its expertise in the global financial services industry and reputation as the provider of a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants. Equinix’s IBX data centers improve network availability through interconnection to strategic financial partners that require optimized network routes. As a result, Equinix is able to provide added benefits to CFN Services’ customers, as well as expand CFN’s global footprint in the financial services industry.
“Our customers rely on CFN Services for turnkey integration and confidence in a network that is not only carrier neutral, but also fully optimized and resilient to avoid undue latency, delays or downtime,” said Judy Misbin-May, vice president of Marketing at CFN Services. “With Equinix’s support, we are able to deliver a true networking performance advantage to our trading firm and enterprise customers.”
CFN Services faces the challenge of managing a global low latency exchange infrastructure in an environment of increased customer demand for optimized performance. Working with Equinix, CFN Services can ensure customer satisfaction by continuously improving its network of routes, providing protected circuits on many routes, and providing highly responsive solutions in relation to exchanges and trading venues. The resulting solutions provide added value in the form of low latency, streamlined costs and network availability that will ultimately enhance customers’ experience. In fact, CFN Services differentiates itself by being the only provider to offer a Guaranteed Latency Improvement Plan.
Customers of CFN do not just receive the lowest latency today, but are guaranteed to continue to see latency reductions, ensuring they continue to have the lowest latency.
“We are thrilled to be a part of CFN Services’ Low Latency Global Exchange Infrastructure, helping CFN support customers with the delivery of ultra low latency and network neutral connectivity,” said John Knuff, general manager, Financial Services, at Equinix. “Equinix provides the combination of capacity, connectivity, diverse locations and resilience which will benefit CFN Services and its customers anywhere in the world.”
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About CFN Services
CFN Services is a managed telecom infrastructure services company providing network services for Enterprise, Public Sector, Carrier and Wireless Markets, specializing in ultra-low latency networking, middle mile and last mile optimization and mobile backhaul. CFN Services leverages FiberSource®, a global knowledge-based platform that identifies all available dark lit fiber, collocation, towers, structures and lit buildings; providing network design, planning, deployment, and managed services offerings.
About Equinix in the Global Financial Markets
Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants including trading venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: http://financial.equinix.com.
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 more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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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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