Equinix Increases its Global Footprint with a $39.4M Expansion of Sydney 3 Data Center

  Equinix Increases its Global Footprint with a $39.4M Expansion of Sydney 3
  Data Center

 Increased Cloud Adoption and Data Consumption Prompts Early Launch of Second
                       Phase; Box Deploys with Equinix

Business Wire

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

Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced the opening of phase two of its Sydney SY3
International Business Exchange^TM(IBX^®) data center (SY3-II), substantially
increasing the company’s Australian capacity. Minister for broadband,
communications and the digital economy, Senator Stephen Conroy was in
attendance to officially open the new facility with Equinix Australia’s
managing director, Tony Simonsen.

SY3-II is located south of Sydney and provides approximately 1,000 cabinets
across 22,927 square feet. Once the third and final phase of SY3 is completed,
the IBX will provide 72,850 square feet and capacity for 3,000 cabinets. The
facility was opened six months ahead of schedule due to customer demand as a
result of increased data usage and a rise in the number of companies
transitioning to cloud.

A recent Forrester report states that 36 percent of Australian organizations
are currently leveraging cloud-based services, an increase in 22 percent from
2010 and 14 percent in 2009.

“We have seen significant growth in cloud adoption in Australia and we expect
this trend to continue. Equinix Sydney has a well-developed and diverse
business ecosystem of partners and service providers. Our IBXs provide the
optimum place for customers including cloud, digital content, enterprise,
financial services and network providers to connect with their customers and
partners,” said Tony Simonsen, managing director, Equinix Australia.

The Equinix Sydney IBX is the most densely connected data center in Australia
with over 100 networks including a direct link to theSouthern Cross Cables
Network and PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1). It is the only location where access
to the two largest peering points is available.

Senator Conroy said, “Australian companies increasingly need to consider and
adopt cloud services in an effort to move at least part of their IT into a
data center. On an international scale, companies wanting to do business in
Australia can experience latency issues so we are seeing many of those making
the decision to deploy at onshore data centers in Australia. SY3-II
demonstrates Equinix’s commitment to fostering data center development in
Australia and Asia Pacific.”

According to Citi Research the National Broadband Network (NBN) is seen as a
demand driver for cloud services within Australia and, by extension, for
Australian data centers. With the rollout of the NBN, Australia is expected to
have one of the best nation-wide infrastructures for fast onshore data
transfer, which is hoped to promote business and consumer confidence in cloud
solutions. The NBN will make possible new ways of delivering essential
business services, including smart infrastructure and high-tech services such
as IPTV, and online gaming services. Investment and growth of this proportion
will need to be supported by more robust and modern data centers.

Forrester Research’s report, “Sizing the Cloud Markets in Asia Pacific” issued
in February 2012 states that Australia is the most mature cloud market in Asia
Pacific by most measures. The report also states that the public cloud market
in Australia will grow from $732 million in 2011 to $3.2 billion in 2020 and
that the three segments of the virtual private cloud market analyzed will grow
from $157 million in 2011 to $2.4 billion in 2020.

Box, an Equinix customer that provides a secure content-sharing platform for
more than 14 million individuals and 140,000 businesses, welcomes the opening
of SY3. Stefan Apitz, vice president of operations, Box said, “As a long-term
partner of Equinix, the SY3-II expansion will help us deliver great
performance for our users and support future growth. The strong network and
ecosystems available to us as an Equinix customer means that we are able to
provide the best possible service for our customers.”

Box is leveraging Platform Equinix^™ as a key part of its growing
enterprise-grade infrastructure and worked with the company to develop a
comprehensive strategy for distributing its growing global network, enabling
Box to achieve a 60 percent increase in performance and make its service
faster and easier to access for more users worldwide. For more information on
how Box is leveraging Platform Equinix, please see “Box Chooses Platform
Equinix as Key Element in Growing Global Infrastructure.”

APAC is Equinix’s fastest growing region and one in high demand by customers.
The expansion of Equinix’s footprint in Australia and other APAC markets such
as Jakarta in October this year will enable Equinix to assist multi-national
customers looking to expand into the market.

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. 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.

Contact:

Equinix Media Contacts
Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
mneumann@equinix.com
or
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
lrose@golinharris.com
or
PPR
Claire Malyon, +61 2 9818 0958
cmalyon@ppr.com.au
or
PPR
Doug Johns, +61 2 9818 9328
djohns@ppr.com.au
or
Equinix Asia-Pacific
Lorraine Little-Bigelow / Kendrick Leung
+ (852) 2970 7742 / + (852) 2970 7711
llittlebigelow@ap.equinix.com / kleung@ap.equinix.com
 
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