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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.

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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