Equinix Opens Second Seattle Data Center
SE3 offers a gateway to Asia Pacific and supports growing demand for data
center and interconnection services in Seattle metro area
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- March 14, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced the opening of its second International Business
Exchange™ (IBX^®) data center in downtown Seattle. The new SE3 data center is
adjacent to Equinix’s SE2 data center, which is located in the Westin Building
carrier hotel, offering a natural expansion space for customers with existing
deployments in this location.
Demand for data center and interconnection services is growing in the Seattle
metro area from network and cloud service providers, and content and digital
media companies. The SE3IBX offers these companies the opportunity to extend
their footprints in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada while
leveraging Platform Equinix™ to help fuel their business.
“Equinix provides some of the best facilities and operational support out
there, which is critical in meeting our customers’ expectations,” said Jesse
Proudman, CEO of leading cloud and hosting services company Blue Box. “With
our newly deployed infrastructure in SE3, we have no doubt that the network
proximity and growth opportunities that Equinix’s ecosystem offers will
further solidify our competitive edge.”
The new IBX will add approximately 51,000 square feet of data center space and
capacity for more than 1,000 cabinet equivalents to Equinix’s presence in the
Seattle market. Among the most connected data centers in the Seattle area, SE3
offers direct connectivity to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX). SE3 is a
purpose-built site that offers 24-hour operations and security as well as
physical features such as a dedicated loading dock, freight elevator, and
state-of-the-art amenities. SE3 customers will also have access to the Equinix
Marketplace to identify potential customers and partners from among the 4,000
ecosystem participants offering a range of services inside Equinix data
“The Seattle market is an important communications hub for the Pacific
Northwest and a distribution point for IP traffic to Asia Pacific. With SE3,
we can offer the many cloud, network and digital content companies in Seattle
the ability to directly connect with their customers and partners in order to
improve application performance and generate new revenue opportunities,” said
Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix.
*SE3 blog post and data center photos
*Equinix Seattle Data Centers
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.
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.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098 (Media)
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380 (Media)
Katrina Rymill, +1 650-598-6583 (Investors)
Samir Patodia, +1 650-598-6587 (Investors)
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