17 January 2006
Singaporeâs Leading Web Hosting Provider to Leverage Equinix Services to Increase Service Standards
Singapore — January 17, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX),the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that Swiftroute, a fast growing managed hosting services provider in Singapore, will move their server infrastructure to Equinix's Singapore Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centre.
Swiftroute Pte. Ltd. offers a range of managed hosting services from server colocation to email and Web hosting. As Singapore's premier outsourced dedicated servers hosting provider, Swiftroute caters specifically to the small and medium enterprises with its 24/7 support.
By locating within Equinix's Singapore IBX, Swiftroute will benefit from the aggregation of networks operating in the centre, as well as the industry-leading security, environmental and physical infrastructure of the IBX. Within this central Internet hub, Swiftroute will be able to offer its customers direct access to a large pool of network providers and thus provide a more reliable network infrastructure with the cost reductions of directly connecting to network partners within the same facility.
The enhanced physical infrastructure at Equinix will enable Swiftroute to offer customers a stable and secure platform, as well as a heightened protection level for their critical applications. Equinix's strong track record of uptime will also help to bolster Swiftroute's uptime guarantee of 99.8%.
“Due to the increasing needs of our customers and rising bandwidth costs, Swiftroute needed a colocation partner with high availability bandwidth options and scalable infrastructure,” said Mr. Glenn Lee, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Swiftroute Pte. Ltd. “At Equinix's Singapore IBX centre, Swiftroute can take advantage of a network-rich environment, thereby increasing the flexibility and reliability in the delivery of our managed hosting services to customers, while reducing networking costs by approximately 30 percent.”
“Equinix's unique network-rich, high-security environment, combined with the company's commitment to customer satisfaction, helps hosting companies like Swiftroute meet their customers' increasing expectations,” said Mr. Lee Yoong Kin, Managing Director of Equinix Singapore. “As the managed hosting industry evolves with more demands for advanced platforms and applications, Swiftroute is well positioned to present its customers, as well as existing Equinix Singapore IBX customers, with a world-class quality data centre offering powered by Equinix.”
Swiftroute Pte. Ltd. is Singapore's Leading Web Hosting provider. Our stable of services include Domain Registration, Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Server Co-Location and IP Transit.
Swiftroute was founded in March 2001 by two techno-prenaurs, Glenn Lee & Benard Lee. Since then, we have been providing a unparalleled quality of hosting services in Singapore.
Swiftroute puts emphasis on the quality of customer service ensuring reliability catering to the needs of our valued clients.
We are driven by our commitment to help our customers grow and succeed in their own businesses. After all, we owe our success to our customers and it is our goal to make certain that this relationship continues to fuel our growth in the future.
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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