Monday, August 31, 2009

Equinix Asia Peering Forum in Bangkok, Thailand to Focus on Effective Peering in South East Asia

HONG KONG, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it is hosting its annual Asia Peering Forum as part of the company's ongoing Peering Forum Series. Equinix's Asia Peering Forum brings together the peering community in a neutral environment to exchange insights and experiences on peering, particularly in the South East Asia region. The event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok from Monday, 31 August until Wednesday, 2 September, 2009.

The growing popularity of broadband services and Internet content throughout South East Asia has made it increasingly important for network service providers and content providers to seek a high performance yet low cost interconnection strategy. With regulatory reforms and the introduction of new IT initiatives from local governments, peering participants are keen to know the latest market intelligence and best practices associated with establishing peering relationships in the region.

"As online and mobile content continues to grow, it is critical that content providers and Internet service providers build mutually beneficial peering relationships in network-neutral sites to improve the customer experience while reducing costs," said Raphael Ho, Director of Network Engineering and Operations, Equinix Asia-Pacific. "Over 300 networks have established a strategic presence at our 45 data centers globally, including our 7 data centers in the Asia-Pacific, we believe that these network-neutral sites provide an ideal meeting environment for the development of such relationships."

This year's Asia Peering Forum will be chaired by Raphael Ho and will feature a host of international speakers from Amsterdam, India, Singapore, Thailand, United States and Vietnam. The speakers at the event represent established industry stakeholders within the peering community, and will discuss peering dynamics, infrastructure, and policies as well as share their experience in South East Asia.

One of the key speakers at the event is Louis Lee, Chairman of the Address Council, The Address Supporting Organization, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN ASO), who will provide an update on the current global policy proposals that relate to IP addresses and AS numbers. Other peering experts speaking at the event include AMS-IX, Hurricane Electric, JasTel Network, Nucleus Connect, Saigon Postel and Sify Technologies.

In addition to the Asia Peering Forum on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009, Equinix will also facilitate "Meet-Your-Peers" sessions on Monday, 31 August 31, 2009, and Wednesday, 2 September, 2009. The sessions will provide a platform for potential peering partners to meet and exchange ideas, as well as to establish stronger peering relationships across the region.

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