|Equinix Receives 2013 United States Retail Co-location Services Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan|
Award acknowledges company for capturing 21.9 percent of market
share in the U.S.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2013--
the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that it has been awarded the 2013 Frost
& Sullivan United States Retail Co-location Services Market
Share Leadership Award. Equinix was specifically recognized for its
excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry.
Equinix was awarded the 2013 United States Retail Co-location Services
Market Share Leadership Award based on four key criteria: 1.)
achieving a market leading position based on revenues, 2.) investing
in colocation facilities in strategic locations, 3.) assembling
leading carriers to interconnect at these co-location facilities and,
4.) offering superior infrastructure, power and network performance.
Equinix held first position, in terms of revenue share (based on full
year 2012 revenues), in the U.S. Retail Co-location services market,
with a revenue share of 21.9 percent.
Equinix is experiencing high demand for its data center and interconnection
services in the United States from financial services firms and
cloud service providers, as well as network services providers and
content and digital media companies. At the end of 2012, Equinix had
more than 2,000 customers in North America. Equinix has established
ecosystems enabling companies to directly connect
with their customers and partners to improve application performance,
generate new revenue opportunities, and accelerate their digital
In a report issued with the award, Frost & Sullivan cites that demand
from other customer segments—particularly hosted service providers and
cloud service providers—is also contributing to steady growth in
co-location revenues. In particular, cloud computing services are
appealing to global enterprises who seek to off-load IT workloads.
Equinix enables these global enterprises to shift capital
infrastructure costs to an operating expense, aggregating or
distributing data center footprint as needed and using low-cost cross
connects to reach application and cloud service providers.
Equinix operates a broad footprint of over 95 data centers in 31
markets across the globe. Year to date, Equinix has opened two
additional data center facilities in the U.S. – in March it opened its
second International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Seattle (SE3) and
its eighth facility in Ashburn (DC11) which services the Washington
D.C. metro area. The Ashburn
data center campus continues to be of great strategic importance
for the company, as it represents one of the largest Internet exchange
points in the world.
The Frost & Sullivan report also notes that the reliability of the
infrastructure—data center, power and network connections—is of utmost
importance at co-location facilities, as downtime can mean lost
business opportunities for customers and may violate service level
agreements. Equinix’s facilities offer advanced design, security,
power and cooling elements to provide customers with a high level of
reliability. The company’s power infrastructure delivered greater than
99.999% uptime globally in 2012.
2012 represented a strong year for business growth and industry
recognition for Equinix. The company was ranked number 271 fastest
growing company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500,
ranked in the top 50 in the InformationWeek 500 and in December it was
named to the prestigious NASDAQ-100 Index. This momentum has carried
into 2013, as Forbes recently named Equinix number 15 in its list of America's
Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2013.
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Roopa Honnachari, program manager, Frost & Sullivan:
a market where most other competitors are diversifying their service
offerings to sustain growth, Equinix continues to hold its leadership
position by focusing on its core offering of co-location and
interconnection services. The value that the company brings to the
table in terms of the ecosystem of providers it has created at its
facilities remains unmatched by any other competitor in the market.
This combined with the company’s ability to continually expand the
breadth and depth of its market presence is a key factor contributing
to Equinix’s market leading position. Frost & Sullivan commends
Equinix’s efforts and in recognition of the same bestows the 2013
Market Leadership Award in the Retail Co-location services market to
Meyers, chief operating officer, Equinix:
is honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for this very special
award. From day one, Equinix’s value proposition was based on the
simple idea of enabling companies to accelerate growth by directly
connecting to customers and partners in our data centers and this
still holds true today. We are committed to building on our market
leadership by innovating and exploring new ways to deliver business
value to our customers and helping them leverage the unique
capabilities of Platform Equinix in 31 markets across the globe.”
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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 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
Rose, +1 650-598-6590
for Equinix, Inc.
Caroline Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367