Leverages Equinix to accelerate performance globally and power
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that Box
is leveraging Platform
Equinix™ as a key part of its growing enterprise-grade
infrastructure, which, according to research firm Neustar, delivers up
to 10 times faster upload speeds than competitive solutions. Equinix
worked with Box to develop a comprehensive strategy for distributing its
growing global network, enabling Box to achieve a 60 percent increase in
performance, make its service easier to access for its growing global
Highlights / Key Facts
Platform Equinix comprises a global footprint of International
Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data centers and a global marketplace where companies connect to their
customers and partners to form critical business ecosystems. Box
initially moved its infrastructure into an Equinix Silicon Valley
facility and recently added infrastructure in Equinix data centers
around the globe including Chicago, Ashburn, Va., Amsterdam, Sydney,
Hong Kong and Tokyo.
By choosing Platform Equinix, Box is able to accelerate its growth by
safeguarding its infrastructure, improving performance and providing
direct connections to its digital supply chain.
With its service maturing and the number of customers and employees
increasing, Box sought a top-tier data center platform as a critical
foundation for growth. Specifically, Box was able to distribute its
global network of nodes, which are the mission-critical elements of
Box’s infrastructure, including the Box Accelerator, which launched in
August of 2012. Equinix’s ability to support rapid global expansions
is helping Box deliver better results to both businesses and consumers.
Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., privately held Box provides a
secure content-sharing platform for more than 14 million individuals
and 140,000 businesses, including 92 percent of the Fortune 500.
Apitz, vice president of Operations, Box:
Equinix, we know we’ll get consistently high performance and
reliability across our data centers. In addition, having our largest
customers just a cross connect away helps us forge stronger business
relationships. Other colocation sites give you four walls.
Equinix is a partner that cares about our business and helps us
connect with a global marketplace of partners and customers.”
Sharp, general manager, cloud and content for Equinix:
world’s top carriers, networks and ISPs are accessible through Equinix
IBX data centers throughout the globe. This allows Box to choose the
locations and networks they require to achieve these superior
performance results and deliver to their customers a better
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Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that
both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared
internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android,
Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications, among others, and extended to
partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.
Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is
backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture
Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General
Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and
U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.
To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 30 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.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380