28 September, 2012
SIX Financial Information Expands Asia Pacific Presence with Platform Equinix
Selects Equinix for its unmatched global footprint, established and growing financial community and best-in-class connectivity
Tokyo – 28 September 2012 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that SIX Financial Information, a division of SIX, which includes the leading regulated securities exchange in Europe, has deployed its second Asia Pacific infrastructure node in Japan. This builds on deployments by SIX with Equinix in Singapore and Zurich announced in 2011. The deployment will provide SIX Financial Information access to a vibrant and growing electronic trading community in Tokyo, one of the top sixteen financial markets served by Equinix.
SIX Financial Information, which leads in the area of procuring, refining and distributing international financial information, is deployed in Equinix’s TY3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Tokyo, Japan. TY3 will serve as a key hub for offering SIX Financial Information’s market participants first-rate services to enable execution of complex cross-territory trading strategies.
The participants of SIX Financial Information’s financial community will benefit from Platform Equinix™, which provides them access to a secure, power-dense, high-availability and high-connectivity data center environment that connects an ecosystem of financial services participants, networks, cloud and cloud computing service providers in the Asia-Pacific region.
“With Platform Equinix, we can connect directly to our growing trading ecosystem inside TY3, many of which are customers and partners of SIX. Connectivity costs can also be controlled as demand scales through an extended choice of network providers inside Equinix. We are enthusiastic about extending the successful relationship with Equinix and providing continued value to our customers,” said Alain Delfosse, Managing Director of SIX Financial Information Japan.
“Global financial markets like Tokyo require well-connected data centers to meet the needs of today’s financial services industry. To compete in this complex, real-time transaction environment, financial firms need a secure environment, rich network choices and the ability to connect to multiple partners simultaneously,” said David Wilkinson, senior director of business development at Equinix Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to support SIX Financial Information to operate multi-nationally and service several regions while minimizing latency and operational costs.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 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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