Equinix to Build New Data Center in Melbourne

                Equinix to Build New Data Center in Melbourne  The US$60M expansion into Melbourne will meet the demand for premium data center services in Australia and enhance Equinix's global footprint in Asia Pacific  PR Newswire  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SYDNEY, Jan. 22, 2014  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SYDNEY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc.(Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnectionanddata centercompany, today announced it plans to invest approximately US$60M to build a new data center in Melbourne. Equinix's new Melbourne data center – called ME1 – will address strong demand from customers for premium data center services in Melbourne, as data consumption and cloud services experience continued growth in the Australian and global IT markets.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140102/MM39832LOGO)  Highlights / Key Facts    oLocated in Port Melbourne, ME1 will provide a capacity of 1,500 cabinets,     with the first phase of 375 cabinets scheduled for completion in Q4 2014.     Equinix will construct a specially built 105,000 square foot building     shell to house the new ME1 data center and allow for future development.   oME1 will be built to meet the LEED^® (Leadership in Energy and     Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System^™, a framework     developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for identifying and     implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction,     operations and maintenance solutions. The plan currently includes     evaporative coolers to support low power usage effectiveness (PUE).   oMelbourne is a hub for software companies with Victoria accounting for     almost a quarter of Australia's economic activity. The ME1 International     Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data center will enable existing Equinix     customers to expand into the second largest market in Australia providing     opportunities for business connectivity in APAC and across Equinix's     global footprint[1].   oThe expansion of Equinix's footprint in Australia is the latest in a     series of expansions across Asia-Pacific markets, enabling Equinix to     assist multi-national customers looking to expand into local and regional     markets. ME1 will be the company's fourth data center to be built in     Australia and allows businesses to connect to leading companies inside its     dynamic business ecosystems to accelerate their digital supply chain,     particularly within the networks, financial services, cloud, and digital     content markets.   oThe Australian IT market is continuing to experience significant growth.     Cisco's Visual Networking Index predicts that by 2017 there will be 23     million Internet users in Australia – up from 18 million in 2012. In     Australia, IP traffic will reach 30 gigabytes per capita in 2017, up from     14 gigabytes per capita in 2012, making itequivalent to 2 billion DVDs     per year, 189 million DVDs per month or 258,430 DVDs per hour[2].   oAccording to a recent report by Synergy Research[3], Equinix is the market     leader in retail collocation globally with 18 percent market share. From     this unique vantage point Equinix has seen an increase in businesses     evaluating their data center strategies to have more compelling hybrid     cloud solutions – specifically enterprises benefiting from the security     and reliability of the private cloud while harnessing the scalability and     flexibility power of the public cloud. By housing IT infrastructure in a     carrier-neutral data center such as Equinix, businesses are able to expand     their cloud and data capabilities rapidly as data consumption and content     volume continues to increase.   oEquinix's global platform – Platform Equinix™ – gives customers access to     more than 950 network providers, 120 of which are accessible in Australia.     The dual-market presence provides a primary and redundant solution for     customers as lowered latency significantly improves performance,     flexibility and agility.  Quotes     oTony Simonsen, managing director, Equinix Australia:     "We continue to see a surge in demand for data center and interconnection     services in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and the addition of ME1 will     aid enterprises looking to gain proximity to customers and partners and to     improve application performance for employees and end-users in Australia."  Additional Resources    oPress release: Equinix Increases its Global Footprint with a $39.4M     Expansion of Sydney 3 Data Center   oPress release: AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available in Equinix Sydney     Data Center   oPress release: Equinix Recognized for Excellence in Green Data Center     Design   oCase study: Servcorp   oCase study: Chi-X Australia   oCase study: Vocus and FNZ   oCase study: Unitas Global   oME1 media kit  About Equinix Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 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.  [1] http://www.invest.vic.gov.au/competitive-dynamic-business-environment [2] http://www.cisco.com/web/solutions/sp/vni/vni_forecast_highlights/index.html [3] http://www.srgresearch.com/articles/mature-us-colocation-market-led-equinix-and-centurylink-savvis  SOURCE Equinix, Inc.  Website: http://www.equinix.com Contact: Equinix Media Contacts, Melissa Neumann, +1 (650) 598-6098, mneumann@equinix.com, or Liam Rose, +1 (650) 598-6590, lrose@equinix.com, or Caroline Kawashima, GolinHarris for Equinix, +1 (415) 318-4367, ckawashima@golinharris.com, or Claire Malyon (Australia), PPR for Equinix, +61 2 9818 0958, cmalyon@ppr.com.au, or Lorraine Little-Bigelow (Asia), Equinix Asia-Pacific, + (852) 2970 7742, llittlebigelow@ap.equinix.com