Rigorous third-party review validates Equinix’s commitment to
providing the highest levels of security and environmental controls to
its data center customers
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services,
today announced that 39 of its North American data centers have achieved
Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE)
No. 16 Type II standards compliance. Assessed by auditors from Deloitte
& Touche and Brightline,
this certification demonstrates Equinix’s commitment to the highest
standards of operational excellence for its 4,000 customers around the
The audits, which were conducted at Equinix’s International
Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, determined that 39 of these
sites meet or surpass SSAE16 standards for physical security and
environmental controls, many for the third consecutive year. The
certification is of particular importance to Equinix’s financial
services customers, for which SSAE16 compliance is often a requirement.
This announcement comes on the heels of Equinix achieving greater than
‘six nines’ of availability (99.9999%) across its North American IBX
facilities in 2011.
“To achieve SSAE16 compliance across such a large number of facilities
is a tremendous accomplishment for Equinix. We understand that for our
customers, knowing Equinix’s facilities have the highest levels of
security and controls is critical, and this certification confirms it
for them,” said Sam Kapoor, chief operating officer, Equinix Americas.
SSAE No. 16 is a new reporting standard for services organizations put
forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SSAE16, which replaces Statement
on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS70), addresses engagements undertaken
by a service auditor for reporting on controls at service organizations
(e.g., data center providers) that provide services to user entities,
for which a service organization’s controls are likely to be relevant to
a user entity’s internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).
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.
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.
Jennifer Kutz, +1-415-992-4400