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Press Release -- November 7th, 2011
Source: Equinix
Tags: Exchange

Equinix Selected to Provide Data Center Services for Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition

Customers building and deploying OpenStack-powered private clouds can leverage Platform Equinix

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — November 7, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced it has been selected as a data center partner for customers building and deploying private and hybrid clouds using Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition.

Announced today, Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition provides corporate IT departments with production cloud solutions based on OpenStack™ technology and delivered through published reference architectures, certified deployment partners, and cloud management services from Rackspace.  Customers now have the option to deploy Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition in International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located around the world. Platform Equinix™ provides customers the global reach, scalability, security, high availability, and network connectivity options necessary for cloud application performance.

“We have continued to collaborate with Rackspace to make it even easier for customers to deploy OpenStack-powered clouds and ensure the high performance today’s cloud applications require. Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition represents a tremendous advancement in OpenStack capability and Equinix is pleased to be a data center partner to further increase cloud deployment velocity, enhance flexibility, and advance infrastructure integration capabilities,” said Vince DiMemmo, general manager, global cloud and IT services for Equinix.

Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition is a new approach for corporate IT departments looking to build private and hybrid clouds.  By leveraging the OpenStack open source software, published reference architectures for clouds spanning compute, storage, networking, and the data center, and certified deployment partners to build the clouds, customers are provided with a range of architectural, technology, and operations flexibility to speed cloud deployment and reduce integration challenges.  Combined with Rackspace Fanatical Support™ to help run the clouds and Equinix data center management and operations, this solution provides customers a simple yet comprehensive cloud adoption capability.

Added DiMemmo, “As customers look to realize the benefits of cloud solutions, Platform Equinix provides access to robust data centers in strategic global markets, the optimized network and interconnection solutions necessary to ensure a high quality end-user experience, and a rich solution environment to integrate public, private, and hybrid clouds with corporate IT assets spanning the data center, branch offices, and customer premise facilities.”

To learn more about Equinix and Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition, go to

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.

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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