High-performance cloud-based video provider extends platform from
USA to UK
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection
center company, today announced that cloud-based enterprise video
platform Kontiki has expanded its use of Platform
Equinix™ to offer robust, reliable, low latency data delivery to its
expanding European customer base.
Highlights / Key Facts
Expanding to Equinix LD5 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®), one
of London’s leading data center campuses, will bring Kontiki closer to
its European customers – enhancing performance, speed of delivery and
efficiency to provide video services to enterprises.
This deal provides Kontiki with access to a global value-chain of more
than 4,000 potential partners, customers and suppliers of digital
services through Equinix
Marketplace, providing the company with significant opportunities
to accelerate growth.
Operating in Equinix’s network-neutral data center, Kontiki is also
able to take advantage of multiple network providers to achieve
optimal performance for customers. Kontiki is the only enterprise
video solution that uses existing networks efficiently to enable
viewing of live videos and VoD simultaneously by multiple employees,
on a global basis, without stalls or crashes.
Kontiki has a longstanding and successful relationship with Equinix,
and currently operates three Points of Presence (PoP) in the company’s
Silicon Valley IBX data centers, SV1, SV3 and SV5.
Gordon, VP Worldwide Sales at Kontiki:
is a global company with ambitions to significantly expand its
presence in Europe. Equinix is a perfect strategic match for this
expansion. Setting up in a UK data center was vital to the commitment
to supporting our growing European customer base with a data
management system located in the EU. Expanding our use of Platform
Equinix will significantly reduce latency and enhance performance for
Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA:
“As well as the
considerable business benefits around speed and efficiency, Equinix
data centers are also a great revenue opportunity. This relationship
will enable Kontiki to benefit from Equinix Marketplace, a tool
designed to give companies better visibility on who else is located
within Equinix facilities – enabling them to connect with each
other, and do business. We share a long track record of collaboration
with Kontiki and look forward to extending this relationship across
Powered by innovative technology, Kontiki pioneered the enterprise video
platform and enterprise content delivery network markets, providing
superior cloud-based content delivery across the enterprise. Kontiki’s
video solutions enable consumer-grade video engagement with
enterprise-grade control over video delivery for the world’s largest
companies, including American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Nationwide and
Nestle, serving nearly 1.5 million users worldwide. Kontiki offers
organizations the unique ability to globally deliver video on demand or
live broadcasts to 100% of their employees, regardless of location, and
to the full range of today’s business devices, including smart phones
and tablets, without congesting networks or compromising video quality.
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.
Equinix Media Contacts
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
Equinix Media Contact (EMEA)
Harding, +44 (0)20 8846 0718