Leader in content storage management solutions moves into Equinix
London data center to improve application availability and accelerate
growth in Europe
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 9, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today
announced that Front
Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM)
solutions, has selected Equinix to house its new cloud solution platform
known as LYNX. Front Porch Digital will locate this service within the
Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data center in London, known as LD5.
Front Porch Digital specializes in video archive, migration and online
video publishing, supplying solutions that are at the heart of file
based workflow within the world’s best known media brands. Now, these
solutions are moving to the cloud, enabling greater access, better
availability, lower costs and the highest possible security. However,
Front Porch Digital and its global media clients recognized that the
path to the cloud requires a unique provider, one able to meet the
highest standards of security, availability and connectivity.
“We chose to move our solutions into Equinix’s LD5 data center as it
provides the right resources in the right location,” said Front Porch
Digital president and CEO Mike Knaisch. “Our LYNX platform is the first
enterprise CSM solution in the content and digital media industry to
embrace the cloud. Our first concern was security, and here Equinix
excelled above almost every facility reviewed. Equinix was the only
facility which stood head and shoulders above all others. We were also
impressed with the vibrant content and digital media ecosystem within
Equinix, which we are planning to take advantage of by connecting more
widely to both existing customers and other potential business partners.
This move represents a major opportunity for media organizations to
connect with users and build additional revenue streams; Equinix not
only understands our business, but can really help accelerate our growth
by facilitating access to a broader market.”
Platform Equinix provides Front Porch Digital with the network
connectivity and availability demanded by customers. The content and
digital media industry is booming — a recent IHS Report shows that
approximately 63 percent of households in Western Europe subscribe to
broadband services and are increasingly accessing online video platforms
from a wide variety of connected devices. In this context, Platform
Equinix delivers tangible benefits such as reduced bandwidth costs,
improved availability and lower latency.
Dick Theunissen, chief marketing officer, Equinix Europe commented, “Our
Equinix data centers give Front Porch Digital the capacity, flexibility
and network connectivity it needs for its fast growing data-rich media
content. With Platform Equinix, Front Porch Digital can drive its
business forward with global access to more than 4,000 businesses
including broadcasters, video platforms and other media companies,
throughout the Equinix Marketplace.”
Marketplace™, is a proprietary service that makes it possible for
any company with a presence in any Equinix IBX data center to quickly
find and directly connect to a global value-chain, regardless of
geography. Companies can more effectively reach new customers, offer new
services, and connect to members of their digital supply chain to
improve application performance, reduce cost and generate revenue.
About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating,
managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on-site and in the
cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest
technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows.
Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large
and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance
and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and
customers around the world through a global platform of high performance
data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of
networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud,
digital content and financial companies including more than 700 network
service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve
application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix
operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and
Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power
customer growth. http://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 centres 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 centres;
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 Contact (Europe/U.K.)
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