Equinix to Develop First IBX Data Center in Osaka in Partnership with K-Opticom and Kanden Energy Solution

  Equinix to Develop First IBX Data Center in Osaka in Partnership with
  K-Opticom and Kanden Energy Solution

New carrier neutral data center accelerates the internationalization of Osaka
by supporting global companies to expand business in second largest market in
                                    Japan

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & OSAKA, Japan -- July 9, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced it plans to develop a new International Business
Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Osaka, called OS1, which will be its first
data center in the western region of Japan. Equinix together with K-Opticom,
one of the largest access providers in Osaka/Kansai area and Kanden Energy
Solutions (KENES) will open the new data center in Osaka in Q4 of 2013. The
data center will strengthen global network connectivity in Osaka by directly
connecting to Dojima, the network core in Osaka. This follows Equinix’s recent
announcement to build its fourth IBX data center in Tokyo in response to high
demand for data center services in Japan. The total investment for Phase 1 of
the Osaka data center will be $12M.

Highlights / Key Facts

  *The new OS1 data center will provide total capacity of 32,000 square feet
    and over 800 cabinets equivalents. The first phase, scheduled to open in
    Q4, 2013, will provide initial capacity of 320 cabinets. OS1 is an ideal
    data center option for business continuity planning outside of Tokyo with
    its state-of-the-art, seismically isolated infrastructure and central
    location in Osaka, minimizing the risk and damage from floods and
    earthquakes.
  *Osaka is Japan’s second largest economy after Tokyo and saw its internet
    traffic grow by 68 percent and bandwidth increase at a compound annual
    growth rate (CAGR) of 56 percent from 2008 to 2012 rivaling Tokyo^1. With
    access to more than 900 domestic and international carriers, OS1 will
    promote the internationalization of Osaka. OS1 will also strengthen
    Osaka’s international communication infrastructure as a global network hub
    through direct connectivity via optical fiber to Dojima, the network core
    in Osaka.
  *In addition, OS1 will offer customers in Osaka Equinix Internet Exchange
    (EIE) services, the world’s most widely distributed peering and traffic
    exchange available in 19 locations around the world. The Equinix Internet
    Exchange provides customers an efficient and cost-effective means to
    leverage Equinix ecosystems for traffic exchange and transit.
  *By leveraging Platform Equinix™, with the world’s largest global
    footprint, current and prospective customers can quickly expand their
    businesses to new markets including Osaka with the assurance of receiving
    the same level of service quality and performance. Customers in OS1 will
    also be able to access Equinix Marketplace™to identify potential
    customers and partners from among more than 4,000 ecosystem participants
    offering a range of services inside Equinix data centers. Furthermore, by
    offering bilingual support in Japanese and English, OS1 will help Japanese
    multinational companies in the Kansai region expand their businesses
    overseas.
  *K-Opticom has the most robust access network in the Osaka region, which
    will enable multinational telecommunication companies to interconnect with
    local networks to serve their international customers. As a result OS1
    will provide domestic and international customers with dedicated network
    connectivity services via multiple paths with high reliability.
  *Kenes will combine its technology, know-how and experience of KEPCO
    (Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd.) with Equinix’s expertise in building and
    operating data centers worldwide to provide a state of the art, global
    data center in Osaka.

Quotes

  *Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix Japan:
    “Osaka is another important strategic market, along with Tokyo in Japan.
    Many of our global customers have requested Equinix data center services
    in Osaka. With the support of K-Opticom, Kenes and O-BIC, we can meet that
    demand by opening our first IBX data center in Osaka. As the backbone of
    the digital economy Platform Equinix is used by more than 4,000 customers
    worldwide and serves as an interconnection platform to promote business
    growth among customers. I am honored to be able to help invigorate the
    Osaka economy and promote internationalization through OS1.”

  *Yukio Yamasaki, vice president of K-Opticom:
    “As one of the largest network service providers in the Kansai region,
    K-Opticom provides network construction services to corporate customers in
    Kansai and throughout Japan. Now, through a partnership with Equinix, we
    will provide global customers of Equinix that use OS1 with a variety of
    added value communication services featuring the high reliability that our
    company is known for. We are confident that we can support entry into
    Osaka for multinational companies.”

  *Takanori Mizuno, vice president of Kanden Energy Solution Co., Inc.:
    “Through utility services which rely on the comprehensive strength of
    KEPCO Group, Kenes supports energy savings, cost reduction and CO[2]
    reduction for our customers. We will apply the technological capability
    and know-how that our company has accumulated in the electric industry to
    the new Osaka data center of Equinix, a global data center provider with a
    strong performance record, I am confident that Kenes’s utility services
    can contribute to providing OS1 customers with a highly reliable data
    center.”

  *Shinji Maruyama, director, International Division, Osaka Chamber of
    Commerce and Industry/ Secretary General, Osaka Business and Investment
    Center (O-BIC):
    “Through the O-BIC, Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City and Osaka Chamber of
    Commerce and Industry we have attracted foreign companies and invigorated
    Osaka. We welcome the opening of a new data center in Osaka City by the
    world-leading provider, Equinix. As one of Equinix’s global centers with
    high network connectivity, OS1 will serve as an optimal IT infrastructure
    for foreign companies seeking to enter Osaka. I am pleased that OS1 will
    be opened through cooperation between the public and private sectors.”

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.

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^1 Source: TeleGeography – Global Internet Geography Asia Report

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