DALLAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), creator and operator of neutral Internet Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(TM)) centers, today announced the grand opening of its 55,000 square foot IBX(TM) center in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area. Initial participants in the center include InterNAP Network Services Corporation (Nasdaq: INAP), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT), NorthPoint Communications (Nasdaq: NPNT), Qwest Communications International (NYSE: Q), and WorldCom Inc.
Equinix's uniquely neutral IBX(TM) centers are the only places where Internet content providers, e-commerce companies and Application Service Providers (ASPs) can choose from the widest variety of best-in-class ISPs and web site and performance management companies.
Equinix currently operates IBX(TM) centers in the greater New York, Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley areas. Dallas was selected as a strategic location for an IBX(TM) center due to the burgeoning technology industry in the area and the region's growth as a technology hub. Leading Internet companies will leverage the benefits of choosing from the critical mass of potential business partners participating in the center.
"The Dallas area has become an increasingly important technology hub for North America," said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix. "The Equinix Dallas IBX(TM) center gives the region's technology companies the ability to choose from the premier Internet companies to optimize their Internet presence and improve business performance and revenues."
Equinix IBX(TM) centers provide a secure home for the Internet where content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies have the ability to interconnect with a choice of best-in-class carriers, ISPs, and site and performance management companies. Content providers and e-commerce companies can deliver content faster, access multiple networks, eliminate local loop charges, increase transaction-based revenues and increase customer satisfaction via a higher quality customer web experience. Carriers, ISPs, and site and performance management companies can service a larger customer base, save on training and staffing operations, and increase revenue.
Equinix's IBX(TM) centers provide improved levels of operational efficiency and reliability. Equinix customers locate their mission-critical hardware in these centers because they have access to a unique combination of global partners and customers, services and security designed to reduce Internet operations costs and increase revenues.
Security features include 24x7 guards, biometric hand-geometry scanners on all doors and cages, disaster protection and tightly controlled customer access. In addition, Equinix's trained Internet/telco-savvy staff is available on-site 24-hours a day, seven days a week to optimize customer uptime.
Equinix designs, builds and operates neutral IBX(TM) centers (Internet Business Exchange(TM) centers) which provide e-commerce companies, content providers and ASPs with the power to choose from a wide variety of Internet partners. Equinix IBX(TM) centers are designed from the ground up to provide content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies with service delivery, availability of bandwidth from multiple networks, scalable interconnection, neutrality and multi-level physical security. ISPs, carriers and site performance management companies have access to the services and customers they require to build and expand their businesses. Equinix customers include Cable & Wireless, Concentric, InterNAP, Loudcloud, NorthPoint Communications, StorageNetworks, Teleglobe, and WorldCom. For more information, please visit the company website at www.equinix.com.
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