Opening offers support to Korean companies looking to leverage Platform Equinix and current customers looking to expand to South Korea
TOKYO – May 14, 2014 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has opened a sales office in Seoul, South Korea. Korean companies looking to leverage Equinix’s global footprint of 100+ data centers worldwide and companies seeking to establish a presence in the country now have on-the-ground support for their regional and global expansion plans and interconnectivity needs.
Highlights / Key Facts:
- Equinix has 19 APAC data centers strategically located in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, many of which already serve Korea-based companies and handle Internet traffic originating from the country.
- NHN Entertainment, headquartered in South Korea, deployed in a Singapore data center last year to expand the availability of its gaming services in Southeast Asia and deliver optimized performance to its users. By connecting to the gaming company ecosystem within Platform Equinix™, NHN Entertainment is able to provide a low-latency and high-performance gaming experience to users across the region.
- Eric Lee, chief executive officer, NHN Entertainment Singapore:"Last September’s deployment in Equinix's data center in Singapore was an important move for us. Not only has it helped us to provide a superior quality gaming experience to our users, but we have also gained access to hundreds of potential partners and networks in Equinix's ecosystems to grow our revenue. We are confident that Equinix is the right data center provider to support our future expansion plans with their unparalleled global footprint."
- Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix North Asia“The IT market in South Korea has developed rapidly, and is particularly well known for its high penetration in the mobile sector compared with other Asian countries. We see that demand for global expansion of Korean companies will keep growing according to the growth of big data, online gaming, mobile, social media and cloud markets, and look forward to helping Korean companies succeed globally with the opening of our first Korean sales office. Businesses today transact with companies globally via Equinix’s data centers so, by the same token, the opening of our Seoul office provides our current customers and others seeking a presence in the country with the opportunity to expand into Korea and enhance their contribution to the growth of the digital economy.
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
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.