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Equinix Launches Second Phase of State-of-the-Art London Data Center

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix Launches Second Phase of State-of-the-Art London Data Center 

Hosting ServicesLondon – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of data center services, today announced the opening of the second phase of its latest London (LD5) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. This expansion of Platform Equinix™ adds another 4,000 square meters of customer space and capacity for 1,400 cabinet equivalents in the London metropolitan area.

Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK, said, “London is one of the largest and fastest growing data center markets in the world and the opening of LD5’s second phase underlines our commitment to support our customers’ growth. We have been focusing our efforts on providing a global platform to meet the demand for colocation and network exchange services from the whole market. At the moment, this growth in demand is particularly strong from financial services firms and cloud service providers.” Read more

Equinix To Build Third Data Center in Amsterdam

June 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix To Build Third Data Center in Amsterdam 

Webmaster ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA & AMSTERDAM — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to build a third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam (AM3), just six months after the official opening of AM2, the second IBX in the same market, indicating strong demand for Equinix data center services. The first phase of AM3 is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012. The new IBX will be located in the Amsterdam Science Park, one of the most carrier-dense locations in Europe with more than 150 networks, and when completed will provide approximately 6,400 square meters of customer floor space.

“To announce three Amsterdam data centers in three years is a great measure of Equinix’s strategic and financial commitment to supporting the growth of its customers. The new AM3 IBX will meet strong local and global demand, while underlining Equinix’s commitment to building some of the most energy-efficient carrier-neutral data centers possible,” said Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix EMEA. “AM3 will further extend Platform Equinix in Europe, while supporting our growing global customer base with a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services for industry sectors including financial institutions, networks, enterprises, content, cloud and IT services firms.” Read more

Desktone to Offer Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Platform Equinix

May 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Desktone to Offer Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Platform Equinix 

Webmaster ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Desktone, the pioneer of Cloud-hosted Desktops-as-a-Service, will leverage Platform Equinix to launch the next generation of its cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Desktone selected Equinix for its proximity to existing customers and target markets, flexible global infrastructure, and ability to scale to support rapid growth in end-user utilization and adoption. Desktone will initially deploy in North America, and has plans to expand globally across Platform Equinix.

“Desktone launched the industry’s first cloud-hosted desktop service platform over four years ago and has the only cloud-hosted VDI offering in the market,” said Peter McKay, CEO of Desktone. “Cloud-hosted VDI enables customers and service providers to get all the benefits of virtual desktops without the upfront costs and complexities that plague traditional onsite VDI deployments.” Read more

Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange 

Webmaster ToolboxParis – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has connected to the Equinix Paris Exchange.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in its next-generation IP access services.  It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone. Read more

Equinix Expands Global Platform

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix Expands Global Platform 

Webmaster ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to open its eighth International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the New York metropolitan area and plans to expand Equinix IBX data centers in Chicago, Ill., and Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s decision to expand Platform Equinix is driven by strong demand for data center services and interconnection in these markets.

Equinix is investing approximately $140 million in its newest New York metro area IBX data center. The new facility is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2012 and will primarily support the growth of Equinix’s extensive financial ecosystem. The first phase will add approximately 156,000 gross square feet of space and 2,200 cabinet equivalents to Platform Equinix in the New York area, with room for additional expansions that would bring the total capacity to approximately 380,000 gross square feet of space and 7,100 cabinet equivalents. Read more

Logicworks Leverages Platform Equinix – Delivers Managed Cloud Services to Enterprises

April 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Logicworks Leverages Platform Equinix – Delivers Managed Cloud Services to Enterprises 

Hosting ServicesREDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Logicworks, a provider of high availability public and private cloud hosting solutions, today announced the availability of Logicworks’ infiniCloud managed cloud solution in Equinix’s New York (NY4) and Silicon Valley (SV2) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. infiniCloud allows organizations to migrate mission-critical applications to secure, compliant private clouds or on-demand public clouds with infinite scalability.

Logicworks’ customers include media companies, such as Dow Jones, Major League Baseball and NBC, as well as financial services providers and healthcare organizations that have public and private cloud needs. For these customers it is critical to have a solution that will manage unexpected spikes in usage, while ensuring that compliance needs like HIPAA and PCI aren’t compromised. Additionally, Logicworks’ managed services offer the ability for customers to migrate specific applications to the public cloud, creating the opportunity for hybrid deployments to address changing business needs. Read more

Equinix Opens Fifth IBX Data Center in Dallas

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix Opens Fifth IBX Data Center in Dallas 

Hosting ReviewsREDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, announced the opening of its fifth International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Dallas, Texas.

One of 35 global markets served by Platform Equinix™, Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth largest metro area in the United States and the twelfth largest in the world. Because of its central location in the U.S. and proximity to many telecommunications companies, Dallas is a key Internet and peering exchange point for networks. Read more

Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment 

Web Hosting BlogREDWOOD CITY, CA – Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) today announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack™ cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Ashburn, Va., and the Rackspace data center in Chicago, Ill. The companies also plan to collaborate on additional demo environments in Equinix data centers in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2011. The demonstration environment allows organizations to easily and rapidly assess applications on the open-source cloud platform, simplifying the evaluation process and speeding the deployment of OpenStack proof of concepts (POCs). It is the first demonstration of an open standard platform where geographically dispersed OpenStack clouds can offer customers the ability to move applications and workloads between them.

OpenStack is a collection of open-source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud platform for public and private clouds. Originally founded by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and more than 50 organizations collaborating to help enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Read more

Equinix To Open Fourth IBX Data Center in Paris

March 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix To Open Fourth IBX Data Center in Paris 

Hosting ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA & PARIS — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a leading provider of global data center services, today announced that it is constructing a fourth International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the Paris metropolitan area. The new data center (PA4), scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2012, will further extend Platform Equinix in Europe to meet strong demand for premium interconnection and colocation services in Paris and across the region.

The location of PA4, near the center of Paris, will be highly attractive to customers, particularly as future data center developments are expected to face long lead-times to secure power in and around the city. Equinix has experienced sustained growth for its data center services in Paris, with the first phase of its PA3 IBX center, which opened in April 2010, now effectively full, and the second phase, due to open in the second quarter of 2011, expected to be full by the time the new PA4 center opens. Equinix customers are already recognizing PA4’s strategic importance in their long-term data center plans, with 20 percent of the space available in the first phase already sold. Read more

Equinix Tokyo Data Centers Continue Normal Operations

March 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix Tokyo Data Centers Continue Normal Operations 

Hosting ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that its two International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Tokyo (TY1 and TY2) are operating as normal.

“We express our sincere sympathy to the victims of the earthquake in northeastern Japan. We can confirm that there is no damage or operational impact to our two data centers in Tokyo,” said Steve Smith, President and CEO of Equinix. Read more

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