Elastichosts Enters Asia-Pacific with Platform Equinix

  Elastichosts Enters Asia-Pacific with Platform Equinix

Establishes first Asia-Pacific point-of-presence in Hong Kong IBX data center
                           to offer cloud services

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & HONG KONG -- March 11, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that Elastichosts, a global Cloud Server provider,
has deployed in Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center
in Hong Kong. This enables the company to provide its easy-to-use,
pay-as-you-go Cloud Servers to businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Elastichosts is leveraging Equinix’s network density and rich cloud ecosystem
to grow its business in Hong Kong, as well as in neighboring countries such as
Taiwan, China, Singapore, and the rest of ASEAN (Association of South East
Asian Nations).

Highlights / Key Facts

  *According to Gartner the total public cloud services market size in 2011
    was $91.4 billion and is forecast to grow to $206.6 billion in 2016. High
    growth rates will occur in emerging markets, including the top three
    growth countries of India, Indonesia and China^1. With the new
    point-of-presence in Equinix’s IBX data center in Hong Kong, Elastichosts
    can capitalize on the growing demand for cost-effective, scalable cloud
    services in the region.
  *Elastichosts provides on-demand, scalable Cloud Servers, offering its
    customers flexibility while ensuring a high level of availability and
    performance. Its target customers include small-to-medium retail
    businesses such as Web application developers and start-ups, as well as
    systems integrators and mid-to-large resellers of cloud products.
  *Performance is everything in the cloud services business. By housing its
    infrastructure in Equinix’s secure and network-dense IBX data center,
    Elastichosts can directly interconnect with every major network to reduce
    latency and offer greater redundancy and faster connection speeds to its
    customers. Equinix provides a specialized ecosystem for direct connection
    to over 4,000 partners and customers including over 900 network providers.
  *Platform Equinix™ in Hong Kong also provides Elastichosts with the ideal
    vehicle to grow its foothold in the region. The broad reach of ecosystems
    available with Platform Equinix  gives Elastichosts access to a large
    marketplace of potential customers for revenue generating opportunities.
    Equinix’s existing customers will also be able to connect their IT
    infrastructure directly to Elastichost’s cloud infrastructure. The Cloud
    Server provider will also leverage Equinix’s global footprint to enter
    other markets in Asia.

Quotes

  *Richard Davies, CEO, Elastichosts:

“Deploying with Equinix in Hong Kong brings us immediate benefits as we enter
the Asia-Pacific market. We are in close proximity to hundreds of networks and
through these networks, closer to our customers. Its rich ecosystem gives us
the confidence that we can gain access to a broad pool of potential customers
and partners to grow our revenue, while its global footprint ensures we can
achieve rapid deployment and scalability as we expand our presence across
Asia-Pacific.”

  *Eric Hui, director of Cloud, IT and Enterprise, Equinix Asia-Pacific:

“We are delighted that Elastichosts has chosen Equinix’s Hong Kong IBX data
center as its starting point to offer its cloud hosting services in
Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong is a key cloud hub in Asia-Pacific and the city is
experiencing some of the biggest growth and demand in the region. With our
high performance, secure and network-dense data center in Hong Kong
Elastichosts can take full advantage of the business opportunities in this
market. We look forward to further supporting Elastichosts in its expansions
in Asia-Pacific in the near future.”

About Elastichosts

Elastichosts is a global Cloud Server provider that offers easy-to-use Cloud
Servers with instant, flexible computing capacity. As well as Cloud Servers,
Elastichosts also offers Managed Cloud Servers, Cloud Websites and Reseller
Programs. The company has hundreds of customers in over 60 countries
worldwide, and has data centres located in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Asia and
Australia. Its headquarters are in London, UK. Elastichosts is committed to
developing simple, flexible and cost-effective cloud services for businesses
worldwide.

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 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

Keyword Tags

Equinix, data center, IBX, Hong Kong, Elastichosts, cloud, interconnection,
ecosystem, marketplace

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;
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Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and
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Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this press release.

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^1 Gartner: ‘Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016,
2Q12 Update’.

Contact:

Equinix
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
mneumann@equinix.com
or
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
lrose@golinharris.com
or
Equinix Asia-Pacific
Lorraine Little-Bigelow / Kendrick Leung
+ (852) 2970 7742 / + (852) 2970 7711
llittlebigelow@ap.equinix.com / kleung@ap.equinix.com
or
LEWIS PR
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LEWISHongKong@lewispr.com
 
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