Equinix Opens New Data Center in Greater Miami Area

  Equinix Opens New Data Center in Greater Miami Area

  Customers gain lowest latency connectivity to commercial centers of Latin

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- December 03, 2012

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced it has opened a new International Business Exchange^™
(IBX^®) data center in the greater Miami area known as MI3. Driven by strong
demand from customers in the network, cloud and content and digital media
industries, the new facility in Boca Raton provides data center services in
the greater Miami metropolitan area and critical overseas connectivity to the
commercial centers of Latin America.

Highlights / Key Facts

  *Equinix is already seeing strong demand from network customers looking to
    leverage MI3 for fast access to Latin and South America. MI3 offers a
    number of benefits to customers, including direct connectivity to the
    leading Latin American network operators for reduced latency, and close
    proximity for serving Latin American markets while maintaining
    infrastructure within the U.S. For network customers, MI3 is a key hub for
    domestic and international routes, adjacent to several landing stations
    and offers the lowest latency route to Brazil via GlobeNet.
  *Customers that are deploying at MI3 include:

       *Allied Fiber, the first carrier-neutral colocation and dark fiber
         company offering a combined long-haul and short-haul fiber optic
         system (“multi-access point” system) coupled with carrier-neutral
         colocation facilities and direct access for data centers, wireless
         towers and rural broadband network
       *Cogent Communications, one of the largest Internet Service Providers
         in the world
       *FiberLight, a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance
         Dark Fiber, Wavelengths, Ethernet, and IP services
       *Inteliquent, which provides intelligent networking to solve
         challenging interconnection and interoperability issues on a global
       *Neutrona Networks International LLC, d/b/a IFX International Carrier
         Services, an independent and neutral Latin American carrier focused
         on delivering advanced data networking solutions to international
         carriers in a one-stop shop experience
       *Sidera Networks, a premier provider of tailored, high capacity
         communications services supporting the large enterprise, financial
         services, and wholesale carrier industries
       *tw telecom, a leading provider of Business Ethernet, intelligent
         network and managed services

  *MI3 will provide 31,300 square feet of floor space, with additional
    options for future expansion. Only 44 miles from Miami, the MI3 location
    in Boca Raton offers important geographic diversity. Located outside of
    the evacuation zone for up to category 5 hurricanes, MI3 is ideal for
    business continuity requirements.
  *The MI3 facility, coupled with its investment in ALOG, put Equinix in a
    strong position to serve the needs of customers looking to expand in


  *Charles Meyers, president of Americas, Equinix:
    “We are seeing strong demand from network, cloud and content customers
    looking to leverage MI3 for access to the Latin American market. With the
    MI3 facility, Equinix can offer access to the lowest latency route to
    Brazil and provide a full range of managed hosting and colocation services
    delivered by ALOG from our three Brazil-based IBX data centers.”

  *Dave Schaeffer, chief executive officer, Cogent Communications:
    “As a well-established facilities-based carrier directly connected to over
    4,000 networks globally, Cogent understands the importance of leveraging
    strategic points of presence to expand the quality and reach of our
    services. By deploying in Equinix’s new MI3 location, we add another key
    location to our extensive footprint.”

  *Judd Carothers, executive vice president, Network Operations, Engineering
    and Construction, FiberLight:
    “At FiberLight, we’re continuing toplace a strong focus on further
    developing our footprint of densemetropolitan and regional fiber. MI3 is
    an ideal opportunity to not only expand our presence in the wireless
    backhaul market, but amplify our dark fiber offeringswhich are continuing
    to prove to bea popular connectivity alternative for many

  *David A. Lopez, president of Americas, Inteliquent:
    “Interconnections are a vital component of our EtherCloud offering, and
    the fact that MI3 has so many cable landings is of great benefit. By
    continuing our partnership with Equinix, Inteliquent will be well
    positioned to reach emerging markets around the world.”

  *Luciano Salata, vice president, Neutrona Networks:
    “Neutrona chose to colocate in the MI3 location because it offers a
    low-latency gateway to the managed and colocations services in Equinix’s
    Brazil-based IBX data centers. We can interconnect our Latin American and
    U.S.-based traffic, helping further enhance our networking advantage.”

  *Philip Olivero, chief technology officer, Sidera Networks:
    “At Sidera, we are committed to providing highly reliable, low-latency
    communication services to our clients, which include a number of global
    financial institutions. Equinix and its business ecosystems have been a
    key enabler of helping us deliver on this promise. With the addition of
    MI3 to our network, we hope to expand our metropolitan footprint and
    continue to optimize our customers’ business performance.”

  *Tom Marx, president – National Sales, Wholesale Services, tw telecom:
    “Expanding our presence into the new Equinix MI3 location was an easy
    decision. With our launch of the industry’s first national Ethernet NNI
    access service based on MEF 33 standards, enterprise customers and
    international carriers now have another choice to access our national
    footprint. As a major player in the data center space, Equinix is well
    positioned to deliver a marketplace that aligns with our strategies of
    enhancing service and identifying new business opportunities.”

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.

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