24 June 2009
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) Selects Equinix as Primary Data Center
Equinix Center Will Support Rollout of ISE's New Global Trading System
Foster City, CA — June 24, 2009 —Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has signed an agreement with Equinix to provide the primary data center services for ISE's new Global Trading System (GTS), scheduled to begin its rollout in late 2010. Equinix will provide a Tier 3 , state-of-the art facility that is highly reliable and will accommodate future growth requirements of the exchange. The center will also support colocation for ISE member firms as well as connectivity to other key financial exchanges and market data providers.
“Over the past several months, we have conducted a rigorous review of our data center strategy and future requirements, and have surveyed many of our customers for their future needs. We are very pleased to have selected Equinix as our primary data center provider given their strong reputation and track record of reliability, security, customer service, and opportunities for our customers to consolidate multiple connections,” said Daniel Friel, ISE's chief information officer. “By signing this agreement, we are well positioned to support a smooth implementation of the new Global Trading System in late 2010, and are providing a data center solution that meets our customers' needs.”
“We're delighted that the ISE has selected Equinix to serve as the primary data center for its new Global Trading System,” added John Knuff, director of global business development for Equinix. “Our rapidly expanding New York campus is quickly becoming the venue of choice for major organizations such as ISE that need to work with a data center partner that can support their broad reach and extensive client base. We look forward to hosting ISE's member firms and key technology partners in our scalable, network-rich environment, and supporting their long-term business within our financial ecosystem.”
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) operates the world's largest equity options exchange and offers options trading on over 2,000 underlying equity, ETF, index, and FX products. As the first all-electronic options exchange in the U.S., ISE transformed the options industry by creating efficient markets through innovative market structure and technology. Regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member-owner of The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), ISE provides investors with a transparent marketplace for price and liquidity discovery on centrally cleared options products. ISE continues to expand its marketplace through the ongoing development of enhanced trading functionality, new products, and market data services. As a complement to its options business, ISE has expanded its reach into multiple asset classes through strategic investments in financial marketplaces that foster technology innovation and market efficiency. Through minority investments, ISE participates in the securities lending and equities markets.
ISE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eurex, a leading global derivatives exchange. Eurex itself is jointly owned by Deutsche B�rse AG (Ticker: DB1) and SIX Swiss Exchange AG. Together, Eurex and ISE are the global market leader in individual equity and equity index derivatives. For more information, visit www.ise.com.
About Equinix Financial eXchange:
Equinix provides a neutral marketplace consisting of financial markets participants including execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: http://financial.equinix.com
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 42 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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