SE3 offers a gateway to Asia Pacific and supports growing demand for
data center and interconnection services in Seattle metro area
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX),
the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the
opening of its second International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data center in downtown Seattle. The new SE3 data center is adjacent to
Equinix’s SE2 data center, which is located in the Westin Building
carrier hotel, offering a natural expansion space for customers with
existing deployments in this location.
Demand for data center and interconnection services is growing in the
Seattle metro area from network and cloud service providers, and content
and digital media companies. The SE3IBX offers these companies the
opportunity to extend their footprints in the Northwestern United States
and Western Canada while leveraging Platform
Equinix™ to help fuel their business.
“Equinix provides some of the best facilities and operational support
out there, which is critical in meeting our customers’ expectations,”
said Jesse Proudman, CEO of leading cloud and hosting services company Blue
Box. “With our newly deployed infrastructure in SE3, we have no
doubt that the network proximity and growth opportunities that Equinix’s
ecosystem offers will further solidify our competitive edge.”
The new IBX will add approximately 51,000 square feet of data center
space and capacity for more than 1,000 cabinet equivalents to Equinix’s
presence in the Seattle market. Among the most connected data centers in
the Seattle area, SE3 offers direct connectivity to the Seattle Internet
Exchange (SIX). SE3 is a purpose-built site that offers 24-hour
operations and security as well as physical features such as a dedicated
loading dock, freight elevator, and state-of-the-art amenities. SE3
customers will also have access to the Equinix
Marketplace to identify potential customers and partners from among
the 4,000 ecosystem participants offering a range of services inside
Equinix data centers.
“The Seattle market is an important communications hub for the Pacific
Northwest and a distribution point for IP traffic to Asia Pacific. With
SE3, we can offer the many cloud, network and digital content companies
in Seattle the ability to directly connect with their customers and
partners in order to improve application performance and generate new
revenue opportunities,” said Charles Meyers, president of the Americas
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 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.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098 (Media)
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380 (Media)
Katrina Rymill, +1 650-598-6583 (Investors)
Patodia, +1 650-598-6587 (Investors)