Leverages Equinix data centers to deploy first nationwide 100G
network platform across the U.S.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that XO
Communications is leveraging Equinix International Business
Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across the United States to deploy the
first coast-to-coast 100Gbps (Gigabit per second) network.
XO Communications recently launched the first nationwide 100G
broadband connection between Equinix data centers in Silicon Valley
and Washington DC. For customers, a coast-to-coast 100G pipe from
Equinix’s data centers offers:
High-capacity access to public, hybrid, private cloud providers
The ability to optimize their network for increased performance
and lower latency
High-speed content distribution to improve end user experience
Access to Carrier Business Ethernet services across metros and
XO Communications and its partners, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ciena,
deployed the 100G service inside Equinix, leveraging Equinix’s
Solution Validation Center which provides customers with an innovative
way to test new technologies and ensure application performance from a
secure, highly connected, globally distributed platform. The Centers
facilitate the testing and adoption of new technologies, validate
application readiness on evolving technologies and demonstrate the
performance advantages of those technologies when delivered from
Platform Equinix. Equinix Solution Validation Centers are located in
key global metro regions including, Silicon Valley, Ashburn, and will
soon open in London and Singapore.
XO Communications is the first service provider in the United States
to deploy 100 Gbps optical technology across a long haul fiber network
on a nationwide basis designed to meet the explosive bandwidth demands
driven by cloud services, Internet videos, mobile services and new
A long-time Equinix customer, XO is deployed in 47 Equinix IBX data
centers around the world. Customers that require increasingly higher
bandwidth solutions, particularly cable companies, mobile wireless
service providers, and telecommunications companies, will now have
direct access to 100G services inside Equinix data centers.
XO Communications, along with its partners Ciena and Nokia Siemens
Networks, will officially commemorate the launch of its 100G network
and services on October 4, 2012 at an event at the Equinix data center
campus in Ashburn, Virginia.
“As customer demand grows for higher bandwidth solutions, service
providers like XO are playing a critical role in helping customers make
that transition. Equinix’s Solution Validation Center was instrumental
in providing XO and its partners with an innovative way to design, test
and launch its 100G service and ensure the highest levels of security,
performance and connectivity. In addition, XO is able to propagate its
100G offering to a broader set of customers and penetrate new markets by
directly connecting to the robust ecosystems residing in Platform
Randy Nicklas, senior vice president and CTO, XO Communications:
“XO Communications is leading the way in utilizing optical networking
to offer customers the network infrastructure and services needed in
order to deliver today’s cloud computing, mobile wireless and Internet
video delivery platforms and services. Equinix provides us with a center
of innovation from which we can deliver the first nationwide 100G
network and we are pleased to expand our relationship with Equinix to
support customers that require higher bandwidth solutions.”
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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 38 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.
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Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
Chad Couser, +1 703-547-2746