Acquisition to enhance customer continuity and consolidate
position in one of Europe’s busiest network hubs
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced it has acquired the Kleyer 90
carrier hotel, located at Kleyerstrasse 90 in Frankfurt – one of the
busiest network nodes in Europe – from a Berlin-based private investor.
The deal follows Equinix’s acquisition last year of Ancotel GmbH, a
leading provider of carrier-neutral data
center colocation and interconnection
services, which is based in Kleyer 90. The purchase will provide
Equinix customers with greater security, as well as continuity and
expansion opportunities in Campus Kleyer, Equinix’s Frankfurt data
center campus, which is partially based in the Kleyer 90 building.
Highlights / Key Facts
The agreement consolidates Equinix’s position in Frankfurt, the
connectivity gateway between Western and Eastern Europe and home to
DE-CIX, one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges.
Kleyer consists of two interconnected Equinix International
Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers – FR4 and
FR5 – and currently houses over 450 networks from more than 70
countries and 150 leading enterprises, cloud and IT service providers.
Customers have instant Layer 2 access via the Equinix Ethernet
Exchange to German and international locations, as well as in-house
access to one of the world's largest SDH Exchanges and the DE-CIX
With more than 7,100 physical cross-connects, Campus Kleyer is one of
the most densely interconnected Equinix locations in the world.
To find out more about Campus Kleyer please visit http://www.equinix.com/locations/germany-colocation/frankfurt-data-centers/campus-kleyer.
“The acquisition of Kleyer 90 is the natural next step following our
successful integration of Ancotel last year and will give our customers
greater confidence when planning ahead in this exceptionally busy
network hub. We can now offer long-term continuity and room to grow, and
we plan to invest in the building to enhance security and infrastructure
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.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
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Investor Relations Contacts:
Katrina Rymill, +1 650-598-6583