10 February 2011
SEVEN Networks Uses Equinix to Connect to Growing Mobile Ecosystem
REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 10, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that SEVEN® Networks, a provider of Real Life, Real Time™ mobile solutions, has selected Equinix’s Silicon Valley data center campus to house its core infrastructure services and gain direct access to strategic business partners within the Equinix mobile ecosystem. SEVEN will leverage Platform Equinix for colocation and employ the Equinix Internet Exchange™ to move data securely, efficiently and with minimal latency.
SEVEN Networks helps carriers and handset manufacturers deliver an enhanced mobile experience through its push-based software platform and applications that deliver data to devices in a way that is network efficient. To date, more than eight million accounts are actively synchronized on mobile devices using SEVEN, and the network supports more than six billion transactions per month. As SEVEN continues its profitable growth, it needs to efficiently scale its infrastructure and expand into new markets worldwide. The ability to rapidly add server hardware and new deployments across Equinix’s global platform, as well as establish new peering relationships with global content providers via the Equinix Internet Exchange, will help SEVEN grow rapidly.
“As SEVEN has expanded and established business relationships with the mobile community, direct network connectivity has become a critical component of our infrastructure,” said David Ratner, chief operating officer of SEVEN Networks. “We chose Equinix for its network density, wide range of services and impeccable reputation. Additionally, the power of Equinix’s global platform paired with its growing ecosystem of mobile customers ensures SEVEN can run a profitable business while pursuing new market opportunities.”
SEVEN will deploy its new mobile traffic optimization solution, Open Channel™, inside Equinix. Open Channel reduces traffic from mobile devices by up to 70 percent and works by monitoring all network access requests from mobile apps and only connecting to the network if new updates are available. Currently, apps like Facebook, email, Twitter, IM, weather and others send hundreds of these requests daily, consuming significant network bandwidth and signaling resources.
Employing state-of-the-art physical security, Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX) centers are built to protect and connect the most critical information-driven operations of businesses worldwide. In addition to traffic from top-tier carriers, a significant amount of traffic flowing in and out of SEVEN’s networks is attributed to application providers such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Google. Equinix allows SEVEN to directly connect with providers instead of relying on the public Internet. As a result, SEVEN has access to reliable bandwidth and connectivity, which reduces cost and improves security.
“According to Cisco, mobile data traffic is expected to grow 39-fold by 2014. With consumers and businesses relying on mobile devices to access everything from social networks and bank accounts to mission-critical enterprise applications, mobile data services must keep pace and meet user expectations,” said Jim Poole, General Manager, Global Networks and Mobility for Equinix. “Platform Equinix houses best-of-breed mobility companies, including operators, content and Internet service providers and hosted application providers. SEVEN understands the revenue opportunity this presents to its business, and we are pleased to be supporting their goals.”
Equinix will be located in Hall 4, space 4.7HS12 at GMSA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 14-17, 2011. Click here for more information about SEVEN Networks and Equinix.
About SEVEN Networks
Founded in 2000, SEVEN Networks helps carriers and handset manufacturers deliver a Real Life, Real Time™ mobile experience through its push-based software platform and applications that deliver data to devices in a way that is network efficient. SEVEN Open Channel™ is a breakthrough mobile traffic optimization software solution that cuts the data consumption of smartphones and mobile devices by up to 70 percent. SEVEN’s flagship application, push email, and its underlying platform are in production in 14 languages across the five continents, and support more than 800 device models across eight operating systems. More information is at www.seven.com.
About Equinix in Global Mobile Markets
Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading mobile market participants including wireless network operators, content providers, application developers, hosted platforms and mobile backhaul providers. These customers leverage Platform Equinix to scale with mobile data growth, reduce costs, optimize traffic flow and improve the speed and quality of service. With the proliferation of data from enterprise, IT, content and financial sectors moving to the cloud, Equinix is strategically positioned to support increasing demand for mobile access to these vertical-specific applications. Platform Equinix enables direct interconnection to key customers, partners and vendors residing in these ecosystems.
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 3,100 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.
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Forward Looking Statements
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