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Equinix Netherlands Certified ISO 27001 Compliant

MARCH 3, 2009

Equinix Netherlands Certified ISO 27001 Compliant

Amsterdam, Enschede and Zwolle data centers all meet international security standard

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, has announced that its International Business Exchange ™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam (AM1) and smaller data center in Zwolle (ZW1) have both been awarded ISO 27001 certification for their compliance with The International Organization for Standardization’s code of practice for information security management systems. Equinix’s third Dutch data center, located in Enschede (EN1), has achieved certification for the second time. All of Equinix’s operations in the Netherlands now comply with the internationally recognized security standard.

To effectively protect and connect organizations’ valuable information assets, it is vital that data center providers adhere to the strictest procedures governing security, resilience and business continuity. ISO 27001 certification, together with Equinix’s market leading service level agreements (SLAs), provides Equinix customers with added reassurance about the resilience of their outsourced operations.

ISO 27001 certification is only awarded to companies whose business processes conform to strict international information security standards. In order to achieve compliance, all aspects of Equinix's Dutch operations were stringently audited, including operating resources, personnel, physical security, communications and operations procedures, access management, system and software development, maintenance, business continuity planning and legal compliance.

“Achieving ISO 27001certification in The Netherlands is the latest in a long line of initiatives to introduce best practice procedures across all aspects of Equinix’s global operations,” said Kevin Martin, vice-president customer operations & quality at Equinix Europe. “ISO 27001compliance clearly demonstrates our ability to support our customers’ mission-critical operations and is a tribute to the entire Dutch team, who worked hard to achieve certification across the three data centers

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