October 27, 2008
Equinix Chicago Data Center Wins American Institute of Architects Design Award
Foster City, CA - October 27, 2008 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that the company's Chicago 3 International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center has won an award in the Distinguished Building category of the Design Excellence Awards presented by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago). The 2008 winners of the awards, selected from a field of 379 entries by a jury of distinguished architects from around the country, are being honored for outstanding work in the areas of distinguished building, interior architecture, sustainable design, and architectural detail.
The center, located in Elk Grove Village, IL, is one of the largest stand alone data centers in the Chicago area and is the size of four football fields. It serves as a critical hub in the infrastructure of the Internet, providing a high-performance, high-security location where Internet and corporate networks interconnect with each other.
The architect for the project was Sheehan Partners, Ltd. a Chicago based architecture firm that specializes in technically challenging projects such as data centers, trading floors and other mission critical facilities. Blair Kamin, the architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune, said of the design, “It elevates that usually anonymous building type with an artful contrast of blunt concrete walls and inviting protrusions of glass. In picking it, the jurors were sending the right message: Good design can happen where you least expect it.”
This is the 53rd year in which AIA Chicago has recognized the achievements of architecture professionals with the Design Excellence Awards. Founded in 1869, AIA Chicago represents over 3,000 licensed architects, architectural interns and allied professionals in northeastern Illinois. AIA Chicago is the second largest AIA chapter in the nation.
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 41 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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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. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.