22 June 2006
Equinix & BBIX to Host Tokyo Peering Forum Featuring Experts from Major Internet Companies
Tokyo, Japan — June 22, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that it is jointly hosting a peering forum with BBIX in Tokyo as part of the company's ongoing Peering Forum series. The forum will feature informative sessions ranging from the evolution of peering to best practices of peering in Japan and internationally.
Peering is a key element of the Internet infrastructure which allows network service providers, content companies and content distributors to directly connect to each other and eliminate intermediate network backbones. This streamlined connectivity between networks and content providers enhances performance, reliability and reduces transit costs.
The rapid growth of broadband access and content services in Japan makes it increasingly important for ISPs and content providers to have a highly efficient, yet low cost IP interconnect strategy that is tailored to each network's unique environment. During the forum, peering experts will lead discussions on content peering methodologies and strategies.
The Tokyo Peering Forum is chaired by Akinori Maemura from France Telecom and speakers include William Norton, Chief Technical Liaison of Equinix, Sylvie LaPerriere of VSNL International, Fonald Yee from Neustar, KDDI's Masaru Mukai, Che Hoo Cheng from Flag Telecom, and Limelight Networks' Dever Maddux.
As part of the program, Norton, a recognized peering authority, will present his notes on “The Next Wave of Massive Disruptions to the Peering Ecosystem”. LaPerriere, the Director of Peering and Commercial Operations at Teleglobe, a VSNL International company, will present the case for “Peering in Asia”.
Yee will give an overview of SIP-IX while Mukai from KDDI will provide information on the broadband status in Japan. Yee is the Director of IP Services in the Advanced Services group of Neustar Inc. Cheng, the Head of IP Business of Asia Pacific for Flag Telecom, will draw attention to the “Status of Peering in Asia”.
Maddux, Network Architect and Peering Director of Limelight Networks, will speak about content distribution and the benefits of peering.
In addition to the technical presentations, a key objective of this forum is to create an opportunity to present participants with opportunities to establish beneficial peering relationships. The Tokyo Peering Forum will take place at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on 22nd July, 2006.
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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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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