BOGOTÁ, Colombia – October 3, 2018 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the expansion of the Equinix Internet Exchange into the Bogotá metro, becoming the first global internet exchange (IX) provider in the market to help customers expand their business in the Latin America region. Bogotá is a key metro location in the broader LATAM region as Colombia is an important access route to nearby markets including Panamá, Perú and Costa Rica..
The Equinix Internet Exchange allows drivers of internet traffic, including ISPs and content providers, to easily and effectively “peer,” or exchange IP traffic, and expand operations globally.
As IP traffic driven by cloud, mobile, IoT, video, gaming and data/analytics continues to grow, the need for networks to peer traffic is accelerating. Equinix is meeting this global demand by expanding peering capabilities at the digital edge in proximity to dense populations of users, apps, data and content. This enables service providers and their customers to operate more efficiently, improving end-to-end network performance, speed and reliability while reducing overall IP transit costs.
With Equinix Internet Exchange currently available in the São Paulo metro, the Bogotá expansion increases Equinix’s global reach as the world’s largest internet exchange provider, serving the most networks (more than 1,350 ASNs), carrying the most traffic (9.1 tbps Global peak traffic), in the most locations (34 metros globally across the Americas, EMEA and AP).
Together with additional services in the Equinix portfolio, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) and Equinix Connect, Equinix offers a comprehensive service suite that provides IP networks with high quality and low TCO options for managing and exchanging IP traffic.
- In addition to the expansion in the Bogotá metro, the Equinix Internet Exchange is currently offered in 13 metros in the Americas (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Washington, D.C.), 14 metros in EMEA (Amsterdam, Dublin, Geneva, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich) and six metros in AP (Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo).
- The Equinix global base of 9,800 customers is highly interconnected across multiple markets. By leveraging Equinix Internet Exchange, customers can benefit from new business potential to interconnect with customers and partners across their digital supply chain and create additional business value across vertical ecosystems.
- Steve Sasse, Director of Strategy in Latin America & The Caribbean, Equinix
“Equinix Internet Exchange allows our local customers to interconnect with their customers and partners throughout the digital supply chain. Customers also benefit from new business opportunities and create additional value in a neutral data center, which makes our business in the country more competitive and makes Colombia a more attractive base for global companies. As the growth of IP traffic continues to accelerate, it is more important than ever that the peer community has a scalable, reliable and globally consistent internet exchange solution in all the markets in which they want to exchange traffic. The expansion of our IX service to Bogotá will allow Colombian customers to take advantage of our large global interconnection solution, and exchange internet traffic as part of an internet exchange architecture available worldwide in 34 global markets.”
- Mike Leber, CEO and Founder, Hurricane Electric
The value of an IX is not just about footprint, but who is available to peer with at each of those locations. Equinix brings unique value to their IX offer due to their interconnection-dense facilities and broad ecosystems of content and network service providers. As part of our longstanding business relationship with Equinix, we currently peer on Equinix IX in 20 markets across the globe. Equinix provides us with a globally consistent peering experience, as well as a single point of contact, and we are excited by their continued investment in the platform’s capabilities to make it available now in Bogotá.”
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Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.
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 data 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 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix 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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