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Equinix Opens First Silicon Valley Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX™)

Dave Fonkalsrud
Stirling & Karbo, Inc.
(650) 340-2867

Julie Karbo
Stirling & Karbo
(650) 340-2869

Excite@Home, Cable & Wireless, Enron and Other Companies Powering the Internet to Locate at “Home of the Internet™”

San Jose, Calif. – April 11, 2000 — Equinix, Inc., creator and operator of the only neutral Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX&#153 centers, today announced the grand opening of the first Silicon Valley IBX™ center and partnerships with Cable & Wireless (NYSE:CWZ), Enron (NYSE: ENE) and Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM). The Silicon Valley IBX™ is the only place where Internet content providers, e-commerce companies and application service providers (ASPs)can choose from the widest variety of carriers, ISPs, and site and performance management companies.

The first customers in Equinix’s new Silicon Valley IBX™ center include a roster of the leading companies powering the Internet, such as: Cable & Wireless, which will provide its extensive Internet service to Equinix IBX™ participants; Enron, which selected Equinix IBX™ centers to provide its broadband services for the delivery of rich media content; and Excite@Home, which will interconnect with content providing partners for their @Work service.

“As more and more businesses and individuals rely upon the Internet for e-mail, information and e-commerce transactions, the companies that power the Internet are demanding Equinix IBX™ levels of reliability and security, and the opportunity to grow their businesses through a choice of world class providers,” said Al Avery, president and CEO of Equinix. “The Equinix Silicon Valley IBX™ will be a strategic hub for Internet customers as demonstrated by the exceptional response of some of the best companies in the world.”

Equinix IBX™ centers provide improved levels of operational efficiency and reliability. Internet companies locate their mission-critical operations in these financial-grade fortresses 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. 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.

Security features include 24x7 guards, biometric hand-geometry scanners on all doors and cages, disaster protection and tightly controlled and monitored customer access. In addition, Equinix’s trained Internet/telco-savvy staff is available on site twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to optimize operational uptime.

“As today’s leading Internet companies seek to expand their businesses and to make the Internet more reliable, an open marketplace such as Equinix’s Internet Business Exchange is uniquely designed to facilitate growth in a neutral and highly secure environment,” said John Coons, Vice President for E-Business Infrastructure for the Gartner Group.

Additional customers who have chosen to locate in the Silicon Valley IBX™ include Advanced Telecom Group, InterNAP (Nasdaq: INAP), InterPacket Group, Nacamar, Netrail,, Inc., NorthPoint Communications (Nasdaq: NPNT), Onyx Networks, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Gateway Exchange (Nasdaq: PGEX), StorageNetworks, Teleglobe (NYSE: TGO), Universal Access (Nasdaq: UAXS), and Webcash.

About Equinix
Equinix is the creator and operator of the only neutral IBX™ centers (Internet Business Exchange™ centers) which provide e-commerce companies, content providers and ASPs with power to choose from the widest variety of Internet partners. These centers facilitate the growth of the Internet and serve as the core of IP network interconnection for the 21st century. Equinix IBX™ centers are designed from the ground up to offer e-commerce companies and content providers with unsurpassed service delivery, unparalleled availability of bandwidth from multiple networks, highly scalable interconnection, complete neutrality and unsurpassed financial-grade 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 Akamai, Cable & Wireless, Concentric, Enron, Excite@Home, InterNAP, Level3, MCI Worldcom, NaviNet, NorthPoint Communications, StorageNetworks and Teleglobe. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to Equinix. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Equinix with the SEC, specifically the recent filing on Form S-4, which identifies important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including among other things, risks relating to Equinix’s future growth opportunities.

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