Redwood City, CA. and Sunnyvale, CA. July 26, 2000 Equinix, Inc., creator and operator of neutral IBX (Internet Business Exchange) centers, and Loudcloud, Inc., the leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced an agreement to deliver highly scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions. Beginning with New York, and expanding into the Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley area centers, the agreement enhances Loudclouds ability to deliver state-of-the-art services to customers.
"Loudcloud will leverage Equinixs neutral IBX centers as a component of our full-service Internet infrastructure solutions," said Ben Horowitz, president and CEO of Loudcloud. "Together with Equinix, Loudcloud will enable customers to reach market faster, scale capacity more dynamically, and focus on growing their core business."
"Loudclouds leading services are a great complement to our IBX marketplaces and highlight our commitment to provide best-of-breed services to our participants," said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix. "Equinix IBX participants will benefit from the ability to access Loudclouds infrastructure services for increased scalability, performance and reliability."
Equinix IBX centers enable Internet companies to quickly, easily, and privately interconnect with a choice of business partners and customers, providing them with the flexibility, speed, and adaptability they need to accelerate business growth. Loudclouds full service infrastructure services provide companies with all of the hardware, software, security and operations expertise needed to effectively run a business on the Internet. Loudcloud's infrastructure services leverage Equinix IBX centers for the deployment of a customers mission-critical Web operations. Equinix IBX centers are a critical component of Loudclouds full service infrastructure services.
Loudcloud, Inc. was formed in September 1999 to build and run best-of-breed infrastructure services designed for high-growth Internet businesses, ASPs, and Fortune 500 companies. Founded by some of the Internet's most respected leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and former Netscape/AOL executives Ben Horowitz, Tim Howes and In Sik Rhee, Loudcloud provides Smart Cloud services which encompass the complete suite of software, hardware, network and operations infrastructure including procuring, architecting, and managing these core components as a turnkey service. These Smart Cloud services leverage Loudclouds proprietary Opsware automation technology to deliver unprecedented levels of scalability and reliability for a broad base of customers. For more information on Loudcloud, please visit our web site at www.loudcloud.com.
Equinix designs, builds and operates neutral IBX centers (Internet Business Exchange centers) which provide e-commerce companies, content providers and ASPs with the power to choose from a wide variety of Internet partners. Equinix IBX centers are designed from the ground up to provide content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies with service delivery, availability of bandwidth from multiple networks, scalable interconnection, neutrality and multi-level physical security. ISPs, carriers and site performance management companies have access to the services and customers they require to build and expand their businesses. Equinix customers include Cable & Wireless, Concentric, InterNAP, Loudcloud, NorthPoint Communications, StorageNetworks, Teleglobe, and WorldCom. For more information, please visit the companys Web site at www.equinix.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to Equinix. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Equinix with the SEC, specifically the recent filing on Form S-1, which identifies important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including among other things, risks relating to Equinixs future growth opportunities.