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October 14, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Equinix to Break Ground at Future Ashburn Data Center Campus

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it will be holding a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking at its future development site in Ashburn, Virginia. Located in close proximity to its existing data center campus, the new North Ashburn campus site will eventually make way for five facilities that are expected to total over one million square feet of new space at completion, making this one of the largest builds in Loudoun County's booming "data center alley".

Equinix and Loudoun County

Equinix data centers in the Washington, D.C. metro area serve 750+ customers and represent the largest Internet exchange point in North America and one of the largest in the world. With 10 data centers located in this market today, Equinix has invested over $1B in the local economy over the last 17 years. These facilities house rich ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT services providers, and enterprise and federal government customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical business data with their customers and partners through interconnection.

About the Event

Local and state government officials will join Equinix and its construction company, DPR Construction, to discuss the significance of this future build site, what this increased investment will mean for the local economy and why Loudoun County is a strategic connectivity point in the broader digital economy.

Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 

Time:  1:45 PM5:30 PM ET

Location:  Equinix Ashburn Campus: 21731 Filigree Ct., Ashburn, VA  20147 

Speakers:

  • Terry McAuliffe, governor, State of Virginia
  • Rep. Barbara Comstock, Virginia's 10th Congressional District
  • Buddy Rizer, director, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
  • Scott York, chairman, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
  • Mike Ford, vice president, DPR Construction
  • Howard Horowitz, senior vice president, Global Real Estate, Equinix

Agenda:

  • 1:45 – 2:00    Registration / Check-In
  • 2:00 – 2:15    Shuttle departure from campus to ground breaking tent / location
  • 2:15 – 2:45    Opening remarks, shovel ceremony, photos
  • 2:45 – 3:00    Shuttle return to campus
  • 3:00 – 3:30    Tours of the data center (optional)
  • 3:00 – 5:30    Networking reception in lobby of Ashburn office

** Please request attendance by RSVPing to the event here. Space is limited. **

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. 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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SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

Media, Liam Rose, +1 (650) 598-6590, lrose@golinharris.com, or Alisa Davis, Golin, for Equinix, +1 (415) 350-4339, adavis2@golin.com; or Investor, Katrina Rymill, +1 (650) 598-6583, krymill@equinix.com, or Paul Thomas, +1 (650) 598-6442, pthomas@equinix.com