Kontiki Builds European Customer Base on Platform Equinix
High-performance cloud-based video provider extends platform from USA to UK
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON -- July 30, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that cloud-based enterprise video platform Kontiki
has expanded its use of Platform Equinix™ to offer robust, reliable, low
latency data delivery to its expanding European customer base.
Highlights / Key Facts
*Expanding to Equinix LD5 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®), one of
London’s leading data center campuses, will bring Kontiki closer to its
European customers – enhancing performance, speed of delivery and
efficiency to provide video services to enterprises.
*This deal provides Kontiki with access to a global value-chain of more
than 4,000 potential partners, customers and suppliers of digital services
through Equinix Marketplace, providing the company with significant
opportunities to accelerate growth.
*Operating in Equinix’s network-neutral data center, Kontiki is also able
to take advantage of multiple network providers to achieve optimal
performance for customers. Kontiki is the only enterprise video solution
that uses existing networks efficiently to enable viewing of live videos
and VoD simultaneously by multiple employees, on a global basis, without
stalls or crashes.
*Kontiki has a longstanding and successful relationship with Equinix, and
currently operates three Points of Presence (PoP) in the company’s Silicon
Valley IBX data centers, SV1, SV3 and SV5.
*Craig Gordon, VP Worldwide Sales at Kontiki:
“Kontiki is a global company with ambitions to significantly expand its
presence in Europe. Equinix is a perfect strategic match for this
expansion. Setting up in a UK data center was vital to the commitment to
supporting our growing European customer base with a data management
system located in the EU. Expanding our use of Platform Equinix will
significantly reduce latency and enhance performance for these customers.”
*Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA:
“As well as the considerable business benefits around speed and
efficiency, Equinix data centers are also a great revenue opportunity.
This relationship will enable Kontiki to benefit from Equinix Marketplace,
a tool designed to give companies better visibility on who else is located
within Equinix facilities – enabling them to connect with each other, and
do business. We share a long track record of collaboration with Kontiki
and look forward to extending this relationship across Europe.”
Powered by innovative technology, Kontiki pioneered the enterprise video
platform and enterprise content delivery network markets, providing superior
cloud-based content delivery across the enterprise. Kontiki’s video solutions
enable consumer-grade video engagement with enterprise-grade control over
video delivery for the world’s largest companies, including American Airlines,
Wells Fargo, Nationwide and Nestle, serving nearly 1.5 million users
worldwide. Kontiki offers organizations the unique ability to globally deliver
video on demand or live broadcasts to 100% of their employees, regardless of
location, and to the full range of today’s business devices, including smart
phones and tablets, without congesting networks or compromising video quality.
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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Equinix Media Contacts
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
Equinix Media Contact (EMEA)
Rowland Harding, +44 (0)20 8846 0718
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