Amsterdam, 24 May 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that the expansion of its Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre in Zwolle, ZW1, has been completed. The ZW1 data centre is operated by Virtu Secure Webservices BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Equinix, Inc. With the ZW1 expansion, approximately 494 gross square meters of space has been added to Platform Equinix in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Equinix’s decision to expand in this region is driven by strong demand for data centre services and interconnection by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and service providers in Zwolle and surrounding cities such as Almelo, Apeldoorn, Emmen and Lelystad.
In this location, Equinix, through Virtu, offers SME clients and hosting providers a safe and secure environment to host their servers for internet and office applications. In ZW1, managed services and managed networks for storage, virtualization and cloud services are also provided. The new data centre serves as a regional hub in the North-Eastern part of the Netherlands and like all Equinix IBX data centres, ZW1 offers its customers industry-leading standards in security, compliance and power density, as well as operational expertise and a high-performance network ecosystem. ZW1 also offers a board range of services including colocation, interconnection, support and 24/7 monitoring services.
“Our SME and service provider customers rely on Platform Equinix to improve their application performance and to connect to partner and customer ecosystems,” said Frank van der Heijden, Director Managed Services at Equinix. “The expansion of ZW1 will enable our customers to grow their business in this part of the Netherlands as well as abroad.”
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. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 37 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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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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