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SiteSmith Partners With Equinix to Offer Internet Site Operations Management At IBX(TM) Centers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/

  • Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), creator and operator of neutral IBX(TM) (Internet Business Exchange(TM)) centers, and SiteSmith, Inc., a leading provider of Internet infrastructure managed services, today announced an agreement to provide Sitesmith's services at Equinix IBX(TM) centers. SiteSmith's Internet infrastructure managed services are first available at Equinix's Silicon Valley, New York and Washington D.C. area IBX(TM) centers.

Through this agreement, SiteSmith will leverage Equinix's unique neutral environment to simplify the hosting, development and ongoing operation of Internet sites for companies. SiteSmith will provide Equinix IBX(TM) participants and SiteSmith customers, with a viable solution to outsource resource-intensive site infrastructure management, such as 24x7 site monitoring, fault tolerance, redundancy and security. The SiteSmith service is complementary to the Equinix IBX(TM) center offering, which provides content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies with an open marketplace to choose best-in-breed ISPs, carriers and performance management companies.

"Equinix shares the SiteSmith vision -- customers faced with time-to-market demands need fast access to best-of-breed Internet service solutions," said Mark Spagnolo, CEO and chairman of SiteSmith. "The agreement with Equinix allows us to offer our customers state-of-the-art hosting and networking services through IBX(TM) centers, while enabling us to offer our site operation services to Equinix's extensive customer base."

"The concentration of leading Internet companies participating in Equinix IBX(TM) centers is ideal for infrastructure management companies such as SiteSmith that depend upon fast and reliable interconnection to a wide variety of partners," said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix. "Similarly, SiteSmith provides cutting-edge Internet infrastructure management services from which IBX(TM) participants such as content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies can benefit."

About SiteSmith

SiteSmith, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive, cutting-edge Internet infrastructure managed services. SiteSmith services are designed to maximize the performance, reliability and security of large-scale, complex Internet sites. Since its inception in October 1999, SiteSmith has assembled a world-class team of Web engineers, Internet technologists and project managers to help companies build and operate reliable, scalable and secure Internet sites. SiteSmith is dedicated to helping e-businesses deliver the performance and consistent services that customers, investors and partners demand

  • twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. SiteSmith is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark and the Washington D.C. area. Information about SiteSmith and its services is available on the World Wide Web at www.sitesmith.com or by calling 888-424-0059 or 408-987-6400.

About Equinix

Equinix designs, builds and operates neutral IBX(TM) centers (Internet Business Exchange(TM) centers) which provide e-commerce companies, content providers and ASPs with the power to choose from a wide variety of Internet partners. Equinix IBX(TM) 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 company's 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 Equinix's future growth opportunities. SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

CONTACT: Maureen O'Brien of Equinix, Inc., 650-316-6043, or mobrien@equinix.com; or David Fonkalsrud of Stirling & Karbo, Inc., 650-340-2867, or dlfonk@aol.com, for Equinix, Inc.; or Kristin Wahl of SiteSmith, Inc., 408-987-6410, or pr@sitesmith.com; or Gary Byrd of NadelPhelan, Inc., 831-440-2414, or gary@nadelphelan.com, for SiteSmith, Inc./