18 January 2005
F@N Communications, Inc. to Reduce Networking Costs with Move to Equinix Tokyo Data Center
Tokyo, Japan — January 18, 2005 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that F@N Communications, Inc., a leading Internet advertising and marketing services firm, will deploy the company's IT operations within Equinix's Tokyo Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centre. By hosting its infrastructure at Equinix's Internet hub, F@N Communications will increase the efficiency and expand the breadth of its online advertising and search engine marketing services, while achieving cost savings.
F@N Communications, one of the largest providers of affiliate programs in Japan, offers a range of Internet media services to a large clientele. By locating within Equinix's Tokyo IBX, F@N Communications will implement a high-performance IT infrastructure that leverages the aggregation of networks operating in the centre, as well as the industry-leading security, environmental and physical infrastructure of the IBX. The close proximity and direct connectivity to key networking partners within the same physical location, as opposed to connecting to multiple, disparate locations and across great distances, will enable F@N Communications to streamline its network connectivity and greatly reduce intermediate transit.
The enhanced infrastructure at Equinix will also enable F@N Communications to offer customers a stable and secure platform, as well as a heightened protection level for their critical applications, such as electronic commerce. As a result of the deployment, F@N Communications will offer a variety of enhanced services to customers, including Internet advertising, transaction services, search engine operation and support for these services.
"Due to the success of our products, we were in need of high-performance and high-availability bandwidth options as well a robust physical infrastructure that can scale to accommodate our growing demand for additional data centre space," said Mr. Toru Uchida, Chief Technology Officer of F@N Communications. "By deploying into Equinix's Tokyo centre, F@N Communications can take advantage of a network-rich environment, thereby increasing the flexibility and reliability in the delivery of our advertising and marketing services to customers, while drastically reducing networking costs."
"Equinix is the leading neutral co-location player in Japan with more than 44 ISPs, carriers, content companies and enterprises operating within the Tokyo IBX centre," said David Wilkinson, country manager of Equinix Japan. "Our neutral model, and the flexibility it provides customers, is winning in the marketplace."
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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