12 November 2009
Hurricane Electric to Expand Global Network Connectivity Infrastructure at Equinix
Network reach will extend to Asia and Europe
Fremont, CA, Foster City, CA and Tokyo, Japan - November 12, 2009 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Internet backbone and IPv6 Internet Service Provider, and Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Hurricane Electric will extend its points-of-presence to additional Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers outside of the United States. The expansion to Equinix's Toyko-2 (TY2), Hong Kong-1 (HK1) and Zurich-1 (ZH1) centers will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of next-generation IP access services. It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric's global Internet backbone which is interconnected with more than 500 associated IPv6 backbones.
The increasing demand for IPv6 content in Asia and Europe has led to Hurricane Electric's global expansion into Asia and Europe. By leveraging Equinix's high-quality and network-rich data centers to easily deploy network nodes, Hurricane Electric will provide next-generation and reliable IP access services for its customers.
“We are delighted to further expand our relationship with Equinix,” said Martin Levy, director of IPv6 strategy at Hurricane Electric. “Our growing global footprint through Equinix will give our customers the geographic reach and extended IPv6 functionality they are demanding.”
Hurricane Electric first deployed IPv6 on its global backbone in 2001. It is one of the few global Internet backbones that is IPv6-native and does not rely on internal tunnels for its IPv6 connectivity. IPv6 is offered as a core service and every customer is provided IPv6 connectivity, as well as classic IPv4 connectivity.
“Our relationship with Hurricane Electric, a well respected IPv6 player, further demonstrates our leadership role in operating robust data center infrastructure with operational excellence,” said Jarrett Appleby, chief marketing officer of Equinix. “Operating also within our TY2, HK1 and ZH1 centers will put Hurricane Electric in the middle of an existing community of international and local networks and carriers for its next generation IP access service.”
About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a leading global IPv6 Internet Backbone specializing in Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Founded in 1994, Hurricane Electric was started in a garage by Founder and President Mike Leber. Hurricane Electric now operates an International network as well as owns several data centers, including the most recent 200,000 square foot Fremont 2 facility.
For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix's insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 45 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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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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