Box Chooses Platform Equinix as Key Element in Growing Global Infrastructure
Leverages Equinix to accelerate performance globally and power expansion
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- November 12, 2012
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that Box is leveraging Platform Equinix^™ as a key
part of its growing enterprise-grade infrastructure, which, according to
research firm Neustar, delivers up to 10 times faster upload speeds than
competitive solutions. Equinix worked with Box to develop a comprehensive
strategy for distributing its growing global network, enabling Box to achieve
a 60 percent increase in performance, make its service easier to access for
its growing global customer base.
Highlights / Key Facts
*Platform Equinix comprises a global footprint of International Business
Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data centers and a global marketplace where companies
connect to their customers and partners to form critical business
ecosystems. Box initially moved its infrastructure into an Equinix Silicon
Valley facility and recently added infrastructure in Equinix data centers
around the globe including Chicago, Ashburn, Va., Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong
Kong and Tokyo.
*By choosing Platform Equinix, Box is able to accelerate its growth by
safeguarding its infrastructure, improving performance and providing
direct connections to its digital supply chain.
*With its service maturing and the number of customers and employees
increasing, Box sought a top-tier data center platform as a critical
foundation for growth. Specifically, Box was able to distribute its global
network of nodes, which are the mission-critical elements of Box’s
infrastructure, including the Box Accelerator, which launched in August of
2012. Equinix’s ability to support rapid global expansions is helping Box
deliver better results to both businesses and consumers.
*Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., privately held Box provides a secure
content-sharing platform for more than 14 million individuals and 140,000
businesses, including 92 percent of the Fortune 500.
*Stefan Apitz, vice president of Operations, Box:
“With Equinix, we know we’ll get consistently high performance and
reliability across our data centers. In addition, having our largest
customers just a cross connect away helps us forge stronger business
relationships. Other colocation sites give you four walls. Equinix is a
partner that cares about our business and helps us connect with a global
marketplace of partners and customers.”
*Chris Sharp, general manager, cloud and content for Equinix:
“The world’s top carriers, networks and ISPs are accessible through
Equinix IBX data centers throughout the globe. This allows Box to choose
the locations and networks they require to achieve these superior
performance results and deliver to their customers a better experience.”
*Equinix/Box webinar: “Best Practices for Delivering Faster, More Reliable
*AWS Direct Connect at Equinix
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Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both
users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and
externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Windows
8 applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as
Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a
privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen
Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence
Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale
Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors
salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 30
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.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
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