ChinaCache Expands Its Presence in Asia With Equinix
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & HONG KONG -- January 22, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that ChinaCache, the leading total solutions provider
of Internet content and application delivery services in China, has expanded
its services in Asia-Pacific with Platform Equinix™. This new deployment in
Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center in Hong Kong, in
addition to ChinaCache’s presence in eight existing Equinix locations
worldwide, allows customers to access ChinaCache’s services in key markets
across three major continents including New York, Washington D.C., Silicon
Valley, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Paris and Hong Kong. Platform
Equinix enables ChinaCache to deliver a better end-user experience to its
customers in these regions through improved overall availability and
Highlights / Key Facts
*By 2016 China is expected to become the largest Internet traffic market
with 670 million Internet users, while Asia will become the dominant
source of web traffic with a 42 per cent share, surpassing North
America^1. To cope with this anticipated rise in demand, ChinaCache
decided to increase its nodes inside Equinix’s data centers and leverage
Equinix’s global footprint to expand its presence in Asia-Pacific.
*ChinaCache is the leading content delivery network provider in China with
approximately 13,000 servers, as well as global nodes in Europe, Asia and
the Americas. It provides comprehensive solutions for delivering content
and applications throughout China and Asia to worldwide customers who
desire to target these markets. ChinaCache’s deployment in Equinix’s data
center in Hong Kong will help it capture the increase in demand from
companies in Asia-Pacific seeking to access data and applications from
China, as well as supply data and application-intensive services to China.
*From media to enterprise and e-commerce, ChinaCache’s customers operate in
a number of different industries with varying demand for bandwidth and
performance. By peering through the Equinix Internet Exchange (EIE),
ChinaCache can interconnect directly with its business partners and
networks. As a result it can optimize access, latency and uptime
performance by eliminating network hops and increase network efficiency
while reducing transit costs of bandwidth.
*Equinix’s Marketplace of enterprises, service providers and content
companies also enables ChinaCache to cross connect quickly and efficiently
to multiple high value customers to grow its revenue. In addition, by
expanding its coverage inside Equinix’s global data centers, ChinaCache is
ensured the scalability it needs to develop more service offerings and
expand into new markets to quickly respond and adapt to future market
*Song Wang, founder, chairman and CEO, ChinaCache:
“Deploying in Equinix’s data center in Hong Kong is a strategic step for us to
expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The internet traffic in the
Asia-Pacific region is growing exponentially, carrying with it higher demand
for quality content delivery network providers. Our relationship with Equinix
is valuable because its vast network choices and premium services guarantee
the enhanced network connectivity needed to respond to this demand, while its
rich ecosystem helps us connect to a marketplace of businesses, including
content providers, enterprises and networks, which represents a wealth of
opportunities to generate revenue.”
*Jim Poole, general manager of Global Networks and Mobility, Equinix:
“We are very pleased that ChinaCache has joined Equinix’s IBX in Hong Kong to
take advantage of its strategic location in Asia-Pacific and the opportunities
this region currently presents. With this deployment, ChinaCache can host its
networks closer to end-users in the region, improve the performance of its
content delivery network connectivity worldwide and enhance the user
experience to stay competitive. We look forward to continuing to support
ChinaCache in its expansion worldwide.”
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:CCIH) is the leading total
solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in
China. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache's network in China is
interconnected with networks operated by all telecom carriers, major
non-carriers and local Internet service providers. With more than a decade of
experience in developing solutions tailored to China's complex internet
infrastructure, ChinaCache is a partner of choice for businesses, government
agencies and other enterprises to enhance the reliability and scalability of
online services and applications and to improve end-user experience. For more
information on ChinaCache, please visit en.chinacache.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 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
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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
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^1 Congestion Up Ahead? Internet traffic and service forecasts, 2010-2015.
Informa Telecoms and Media. March 2011
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GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
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