June 14, 2011
Globe Telecom Leverages Platform Equinix to Extend International Connectivity
Tokyo data center serves as gateway between the Philippines and the United States
TOKYO, Japan – June 15, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Globe Telecom has expanded its network points-of-presence to Equinix’s Tokyo-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center to improve network performance and enhance customer experience. Globe is the first Philippine network carrier to be deployed in Equinix’s Tokyo facilities and can now be directly accessed by other networks and telecommunication service providers inside Equinix’s TY2 data center.
TY2, recognized for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and network density, is strategically located to access multiple subsea cable systems. Deploying the Globe Telecom network node at Equinix’s TY2 data center will enable an international gateway between the Philippines and the United States and help the company meet increasing demand for connectivity services, including International Private Leased (IPL), Ethernet and IP services.
“Japan is an important location for us, and Equinix makes our expansion to strategic global networks possible. The network community can benefit from the efficient and highly resilient connectivity to the Globe Telecom network in order to help meet their customers’ needs. The TY2 data center is a strategic place to locate our network node to readily extend our footprint and enable wide network choices for performance optimization. Equinix’s growing base of international and local customers from data-centric industries also creates compounded market exposure for us,” said Jesus C. Romero, enterprise segments head of Globe Telecom’s Globe Business unit.
“We are extremely pleased that Globe Telecom has chosen Equinix to support its expansion,” said Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix in Japan. “Japan acts as a junction for many Asia-Pacific cable routes and the TY2 data center is ideally located to support network carriers like Globe Telecom who want to springboard into other markets.”
About Globe Telecom
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services which include mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom; both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and across the region. For more information, visithttp://www.globe.com.ph/
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. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, 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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