AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available in Equinix Sydney Data Center

  AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available in Equinix Sydney Data Center

  AWS Direct Connect service now available in three markets in Asia-Pacific

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & SYDNEY -- November 15, 2012

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced the availability of the AWS Direct Connect service to
the Equinix SY3 International Business Exchange (IBX^®) data center in Sydney.
With AWS Direct Connect, customers across Australia can connect their
customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services
(AWS), establishing a private network connection that can reduce network
costs, increase throughput, and deliver more consistent network performance
than Internet-based connections.

Highlights / Key Facts

  *Until now, Australian companies looking to connect to AWS from Australia
    had to do so through the public Internet, which can have unpredictable
    connectivity and varying performance. By leveraging AWS Direct Connect via
    Equinix’s SY3 data center, customers can have a dedicated network
    connection to the cloud for more consistent network performance.

  *Cloud adoption in Australia is rapidly accelerating. According to
    Forrester, 36 percent of Australian organizations are currently using
    cloud-based services—a notable increase from 22 percent in 2010 and 14
    percent in 2009. With the successful rollout of the National Broadband
    Network (NBN), cloud demand is expected to rise even more. By 2020, the
    public cloud market in Australia is projected to be worth $3.2 billion.
  *AWS Direct Connect is available in nine locations worldwide, including a
    total of three Asia-Pacific markets: Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. New and
    existing Equinix customers in these regions will be able to lower network
    costs into and out of AWS by reducing bandwidth commitments to ISPs and
    taking advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.
  *In August 2011, AWS established one of its first AWS Direct Connect
    locations in an Equinix IBX data center, and since then, Equinix
    facilities in the greater metropolitan areas of Washington DC/Northern
    Virginia and Silicon Valley now offer AWS Direct Connect.


  *Tony Simonsen, managing director, Equinix Australia:
    “At Equinix, we realize that each customer’s cloud journey is different.
    We’ve expanded our service with AWS Direct Connect for Australia to give
    our customers a more consistent network experience, all conveniently
    housed under one roof.”

  *Eric Hui, director of Cloud, IT, Content and Digital Media, Equinix APAC:
    “Having access to multiple networks within the data center is a critical
    component of a successful cloud strategy; it helps enhance application
    performance and ensure redundancy. By providing our customers access to
    carrier-neutral data center facilities, we hope to allow them to fully tap
    into the value of AWS via the AWS Direct Connect service.”

  *Ian Gardiner, CEO, Viocorp:
    “By utilizing the AWS Direct Connect service via Equinix Singapore to
    connect to the AWS Cloud, we have been able to secure the cost benefits of
    cloud computing with the performance and scalability in a hybrid
    environment. This has a direct benefit to our customers with increased
    quality and reduced time to transcode large multimedia files of 200 gig to
    formats suitable for delivery over the web to many different devices. We
    are planning to replicate the Singapore setup in Sydney, now that the
    service is available.”

About Equinix

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.

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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Equinix Media Contacts
Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
Claire Malyon, +61 2 9818 0958
Equinix Asia-Pacific
Lorraine Little-Bigelow, + (852) 2970 7742
Kendrick Leung, + (852) 2970 7711
Equinix Investor Contacts
Equinix, Inc.
Katrina Rymill, +1 650-598-6583
Samir Patodia, +1 650-598-6587
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