Equinix Acquires Kleyer 90 Carrier Hotel in Frankfurt
Acquisition to enhance customer continuity and consolidate position in one of
Europe’s busiest network hubs
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & FRANKFURT, Germany -- October 9, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced it has acquired the Kleyer 90 carrier hotel, located
at Kleyerstrasse 90 in Frankfurt – one of the busiest network nodes in Europe
– from a Berlin-based private investor. The deal follows Equinix’s acquisition
last year of Ancotel GmbH, a leading provider of carrier-neutral data center
colocation and interconnection services, which is based in Kleyer 90. The
purchase will provide Equinix customers with greater security, as well as
continuity and expansion opportunities in Campus Kleyer, Equinix’s Frankfurt
data center campus, which is partially based in the Kleyer 90 building.
Highlights / Key Facts
*The agreement consolidates Equinix’s position in Frankfurt, the
connectivity gateway between Western and Eastern Europe and home to
DE-CIX, one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges.
*Campus Kleyer consists of two interconnected Equinix International
Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data centers – FR4 and FR5 – and currently
houses over 450 networks from more than 70 countries and 150 leading
enterprises, cloud and IT service providers. Customers have instant Layer
2 access via the Equinix Ethernet Exchange to German and international
locations, as well as in-house access to one of the world's largest SDH
Exchanges and the DE-CIX Internet Exchange.
*With more than 7,100 physical cross-connects, Campus Kleyer is one of the
most densely interconnected Equinix locations in the world.
*To find out more about Campus Kleyer please visit
*Eric Schwartz, president, Equinix EMEA:
“The acquisition of Kleyer 90 is the natural next step following our
successful integration of Ancotel last year and will give our customers
greater confidence when planning ahead in this exceptionally busy network hub.
We can now offer long-term continuity and room to grow, and we plan to invest
in the building to enhance security and infrastructure management.”
*Press release: Equinix Agrees to Acquire ancotel; Significantly Increases
Network Density in Europe
*Press release: Equinix Completes Acquisition of ancotel
*Press release: Equinix Expands Relationship with DE-CIX in Frankfurt
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:
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Liam Rose, +1 650-598-6590
Equinix Investor Relations Contacts:
Katrina Rymill, +1 650-598-6583
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