30 March 2011
IntraPower Grows Trusted Cloud Services at Equinixâs New Data Centre in Sydney
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — March 30, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and IntraPower (ASX: IPX), a leader in the provision of trusted cloud-based IT, voice and data services, today announced that IntraPower will expand its footprint with Platform Equinix to the new International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Sydney (SY3) when it becomes operational mid-year. IntraPower is already located with Equinix in Sydney data centers SY1 and SY2. The expansion reflects growing demand for IntraPower’s trusted cloud-based applications and utility-based computing.
IntraPower is an ASX-listed company providing high-availability, on-demand Information, Communication, Technology & Telecommunications (ICT & T) services to over 2,000 customers nationwide. Its Business On-Demand solution delivers unified IT, voice, data communications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) using next-generation cloud computing technology.
“As an existing Equinix customer, we have been continually impressed by the company’s commitment to excellence, which is consistent with our own,” commented IntraPower Chief Operating Officer, Darc Rasmussen. “Equinix also understands the cloud business. Our need goes beyond access to highly resilient and secure data center services. Equinix’s true value-add comes from its strategy of building an ecosystem of cloud application and service providers in a network dense environment.
With Platform Equinix, cloud services providers can meet customers’ high performance expectations while maintaining control by gaining access to more than 50 networks and interconnection services in Sydney. SY3’s capacity of up to 3,000 cabinet equivalents provides the scalability to cloud providers to facilitate their business growth.
“We’re very pleased to welcome IntraPower to our new SY3 facility. This is another vote of confidence in our premier customer service and operational excellence,” commented Darren Mann, managing director, Equinix Australia. “Platform Equinix enables customers to connect with potential partners and customers to drive growth and generate new business opportunities.”
About IntraPower Limited
IntraPower is a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:IPX) and the leader in the provision of high availability On-Demand Information, Communication, Technology & Telecommunications (ICT & T) services to commercial and government organisations in Australia. IntraPower’s speciality is ensuring that IT never distracts its clients from focusing on their core business.
IntraPower’s Trusted Cloud solution delivers unified IT, Voice, Data Communications and Infrastructure as a service. The organisation services over 2,000 customers nationwide from its offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and through a national network of professional Partners.
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 3,275 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 625 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
Learn more at 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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