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Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) Endorses Equinix as a Preferred Data Center Colocation Provider

June 15, 2009 by  

Website ToolsTOKYO, Japan — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Equinix will offer high performance colocation and low-latency connectivity solutions to TOCOM market participants through Equinix’s two Tokyo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. TOCOM market participants will be able to colocate their electronic trading data infrastructure in close proximity to the vibrant financial community within Equinix’s network-neutral centers.

Equinix’s TY1 and TY2 IBX centers, located in Heiwajima and Shinagawa respectively, offer premium data center infrastructure for achieving the security and resilience demanded by high-availability execution venues. Within both centers, TOCOM will have a direct connection to Equinix Financial eXchange service’s established community of execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers and technology utilities, that have located at Equinix’s high performance data centers to access the widest choice of low-latency networks and to directly exchange data with strategic partners and customers in close proximity. The high quality, advanced design of the TY1 and TY2 centers offers financial customers a full range of scalable services, including colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring.

We are delighted to welcome Equinix as one of TOCOM’s preferred colocation providers,” said Masaaki Nangaku, president and CEO of TOCOM. “Equinix’s leading expertise with the global financial marketplace ideally complements our goal of providing world-class trading functionality to the international marketplace. Equinix’s global footprint, commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, and relentless pursuit of the best network providers for the financial industry, offers a new choice for our market participants who are seeking a reliable, low-latency and network rich environment with close proximity to strategic partners.”

“TOCOM is transforming into an international commodity market by expanding trading services,” said David Wilkinson, Representative Director of Equinix in Japan. “With presence in all of the top ten world financial centers, the global reach of Equinix Financial eXchange affirms such view with reliable, fast and seamless access via low-cost connectivity to execution venues around the world. Featuring industry-leading uptime, best-in-breed connectivity capabilities and ultra low-latency, we help pioneers like TOCOM achieve and build a lasting competitive advantage.”

About Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)
Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) is Japan’s largest commodity futures exchange with a trading volume of 41 million contracts, representing an 80% market share, in 2008, and one of the most prominent exchanges in Asia. Futures and Options contracts on a variety of industrial products are traded (i.e.: gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the precious metals market; crude oil, gasoline and kerosene in the oil market; aluminum and rubber). TOCOM was established in 1984 as a result of a merger between the Tokyo Textile Exchange, founded in 1951, the Tokyo Rubber Exchange and the Tokyo Gold Exchange. Tokyo Commodity Exchange was demutualized in December 2008. For more information about TOCOM, please visit www.tocom.or.jp

About Equinix Financial eXchange
Equinix Financial eXchange is a neutral marketplace consisting of financial markets participants including execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: financial.equinix.com

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 42 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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