New Amsterdam data center recognized for energy efficiency best
practice and innovation
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & NICE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection
center company, today announced it has received an award from the
European Commission Joint Research Center that oversees the EU Code of
Conduct (CoC) on Data Center Energy Efficiency for the company’s new
International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in
Amsterdam (AM3). Presented today at a ceremony at Datacentres
Europe 2013, Equinix received the Participant category award for
innovative technologies adopted to improve data center energy efficiency
and reduce energy consumption.
Highlights / Key Facts
Opened in October 2012, Equinix’s third IBX data center in Amsterdam
(AM3) provides 188,000 square feet of gross space in Amsterdam Science
Park, one of Europe’s most network-dense locations, with a 50
millisecond reach to 80 percent of Europe.
Built to LEED Gold certificate standards, the data center deploys
Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) in the ground instead of
mechanical cooling and combines this with hybrid-cooling towers. This
allows full use of free-cooling and generates hot water for the
neighboring Amsterdam University throughout the year. These and other
sustainable technologies generate significant energy savings, allowing
customers to reduce their CO2 footprint significantly at the same time
as enjoying world-class application performance.
Equinix has played a key consultative role in defining a number of the
best practices endorsed by the European Commission and is one of a
small number of data center providers whose standard practices across
its European footprint meet CoC standards, leading to full corporate
status. Conforming to independently-certified standards set by
international organisations such as the EU, ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 is
a key element in Equinix’s integrated energy management framework for
The design process and technologies that were developed for AM3 are
now being applied as standard in Equinix expansions worldwide.
The CoC was created by the European Commission in response to
increasing energy consumption in data centers and the need to reduce
the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts.
Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA:
“Our mission in
building AM3 – as with every new facility – was to break new ground in
infrastructure performance, design innovation and sustainable
operation,” said Equinix EMEA CMO Dick Theunissen. “This award is a
welcome proof that we have done our job well, and we will continue to
deploy the latest technologies to improve energy efficiency for our
customers and the environment in ways that can be replicated, not just
across Platform Equinix worldwide, but across the industry as a whole.”
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.
Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
100 for Equinix (EMEA)
Rowland Harding, +44 (0)20