November 21, 2011
Equinix Is Preferred Choice For Sanofi’s Data Center Operations In Asia-Pacific
Singapore — November 22, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, has joined Platform Equinix™, consolidating its data center operations in Asia-Pacific from six data centers into just one. Sanofi will deploy its most critical applications from Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, supporting business operations from a private cloud to provide a stable operating environment with higher levels of collaboration and performance.
Equinix in Asia-Pacific was selected for its secure, high-connectivity, high-availability and power-dense data center environment. The 10GB dark fiber connectivity and high power density of up to 8kVA allows Sanofi to deploy a full range of software and business critical applications to its offices from a single location within Asia-Pacific. The ability to provide employees with fast access to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), email servers and financial applications has given Sanofi the technological boost needed to drive a consistent level of service to customers and partners within the region and across the globe.
Charles Guiocheau, head of APAC-J Regional Service Delivery at Sanofi, said, “Our business strategy to consolidate operations within a two-month timeframe meant that we had very specific requirements for power, connectivity, security and availability. Equinix was the only provider in Asia-Pacific that could meet our stringent requirements. The team’s willingness and flexibility made it extremely easy for us to start operations in the short timeframe. The high level of connectivity provided in Equinix’s IBX data centers was a key reason behind our choice of provider. This allowed our servers in Asia-Pacific to connect to other global Sanofi servers, providing the option for increased business flexibility and on-demand scalability when required.”
“We are pleased to have Sanofi join Platform Equinix and help the company to accelerate business collaboration while maintaining a competitive edge in the healthcare industry. This clearly demonstrates our capabilities to provide a high level of professional service and connectivity to customers across a wide range of industry verticals,” said Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific. “Sanofi can further benefit with access to Equinix Marketplace, which allows businesses to create custom profiles, search for and discover new service providers and partners. Buyers like Sanofi can reduce time-to-market when integrating with new partners and distributing healthcare solutions, further cutting costs while improving the performance and efficiency of their digital supply chains.”
Equinix has 11 data centers across five key markets in Asia Pacific, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai. The company services more than 880 customers in the region, including enterprise customers such as Kodak, IKEA, Polycom and Nokia.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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.
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