Equinix Ashburn data center campus exceeds standards for
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today
announced that it is the first company in the Americas to receive the
new Management and Operations ‘Stamp of Approval’ Award from the Uptime
Institute. This designation recognizes data center companies that are
especially proficient at addressing management risks and sustaining data
center uptime. Equinix was a key member of the Uptime Institute’s M&O
Coalition that developed the assessment criteria for its new Management
and Operations (M&O) Program and Site Assessment Service, also
The Uptime Institute Management and Operations (M&O) Program provides an
industry-driven set of criteria for operational and site management
independent of Uptime’s Tier
Certification, and creates an independent party for validation of
management and operations best practices. The M&O Assessment validates
the critical facilities management and operations practices of an
existing data center and provides third-party assurance that the site
management satisfies industry-recognized criteria for 24x7 uptime. Those
sites meeting the criteria are awarded an Uptime Institute M&O Site
“As a global leader, Equinix’s participation in the coalition was
invaluable, not only providing the necessary views from a data center
service provider perspective, but helping to validate those behaviors
that need to exist in data centers worldwide,” said Julian Kudritzki,
vice president, Uptime Institute, LLC.
As a world-class data center provider, Equinix was invited by Uptime
Institute in 2011 to collaborate on the development of the M&O Program.
Equinix was one of 11 coalition members to help shape the program.
“Equinix’s exceptional uptime is one of the most important reasons our
customers choose us and our work with the Uptime Institute helps us
become even stronger in the critical area of management and operations,”
said John Shultz, vice president, global product management and
development at Equinix.
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 680 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 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.
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Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1-650-598-6098