23 February 2005
Equinix Chief Technical Liaison to Chair Asia Pacific Peering Discussion at Apricot 2005 Conference Kyoto, Japan
Singapore — February 23, 2005 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that William B. Norton, Equinix Chief Technical Liaison, will lead a series of panels addressing peering issues at the Asia-Pacific Region Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) in Kyoto, Japan on 23 February, 2005.
The session, entitled "Internet Exchange Points and Peering," will include a panel of industry experts including representatives from FLAG Telecom, KDDI Corp and Korea Telecom. Topics covered will include an analysis of peering tactics in Asia as well as a review of statistics demonstrating unexpected traffic patterns across various networks. The session will also feature a discussion of emerging topics related to peering in Asia from a peering coordinators, including the emerging role of content providers in peering and the impact of recent ISP mergers on peering ecosystems.
Founded in 1996, APRICOT is Asia's premier Internet summit that gathers the region's industry players to facilitate knowledge sharing within the Internet community. This year's event will take place from 21-25 February at the Kyoto International Convention Hall in Kyoto, Japan. The peering track will commence at 4:00 pm on 23 February with a presentation by Mr. Norton entitled "Asia Pacific Peering Ecosystems Update," as part of the "Internet Exchange Point and Peering" track. In addition, Mr. Norton will share insight from experiences with Asia Pacific and U.S. peering environments.
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