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Equinix and NetApp Enable Security and Scale for Flexible Cloud Compute Environments

  Equinix and NetApp Enable Security and Scale for Flexible Cloud Compute
  Environments

 NetApp Private Storage for AWS delivers performance, agility and control for
                global cloud deployments via Platform Equinix

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- March 27, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in
Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX ^®) data centers where AWS Direct
Connect is deployed including the United States and Asia. The new solution
enables organizations to leverage on-demand cloud compute services while
retaining full control of their data; data remains secure on a private NetApp
storage array.

NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows organizations to balance private and
public cloud resources to best meet their business needs. This enables
companies to maintain control of their data, comply with the most stringent
privacy and security standards, and deliver sub-5ms performance.

Highlights/Key Facts

  *Customers with heavy storage and compute needs can now combine NetApp
    Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect, to gain all the cost and agility
    benefits of public cloud while meeting rigorous compliance and security
    standards, retaining control over data, and maintaining high-levels of
    application performance.
  *When located within an Equinix IBX data center, NetApp Private Storage for
    AWS enables sub-5ms response times on data traveling between the hosted
    NetApp array and AWS. Other data center providers claiming a “direct
    connection” to public cloud services use long-haul circuits for the
    connection, which introduces additional latency and impairs performance.
  *Companies can use NetApp Private Storage for AWS for a wide range of
    applications, such as disaster recovery, development and test, burst,
    tiered data back-up and recovery, big data analytics, and more.
  *NetApp Private Storage for AWS has been deployed and tested in Equinix
    data centers located in Silicon Valley and Ashburn, VA. Demo platforms
    will be made available for testing and validation by Equinix customers in
    Singapore, Silicon Valley, and Ashburn IBXs.

Quotes

  *Jon Mellon, vice president and general manager, Americas Telco/Service
    Providers, NetApp:
    “Our partnership with Equinix puts NetApp in the perfect position to give
    businesses control over a highly flexible mix of on-premise and cloud
    resources. We believe this offering is truly a unique opportunity for
    enterprises to increase agility and reduce cost by using hybrid resources
    to optimize business outcomes.”

  *Melanie Posey, research vice president, Hosting and Managed Network
    Services, IDC:
    “NetApp Private Storage for AWS offers enterprises a ‘toe in the water’
    approach to public cloud — leveraging its scalability and elasticity with
    the added benefit of maintaining control of and easy access to private
    storage. Secure private filers may also help mitigate barriers to
    enterprise cloud services adoption, particularly for organizations
    concerned about securing corporate data in the cloud. For companies
    concerned about cloud performance issues, this offering facilitates high
    security and low latency through the ability to physically connect
    enterprise infrastructure to public clouds in a secure data center
    environment, thus avoiding the potential threats of public Internet
    connectivity.”

  *Greg Adgate, general manager global alliances and partnerships, Equinix:
    “Equinix’s robust cloud ecosystem makes Platform Equinix an ideal place to
    combine NetApp Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect. By taking down the
    barriers of cloud service adoption, we believe the solution will help both
    cloud consumers and cloud service providers accelerate business and
    maximize revenue streams.”

Additional Information

  *Equinix Partner Solutions: NetApp

About NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver
outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our
commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a
great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth
and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers.
Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster
at www.netapp.com.

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.

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, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
mneumann@equinix.com
or
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
lrose@golinharris.com
 
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