Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BrightHost Leverages Platform Equinix; Expands Cloud Solutions to Hong Kong

Platform Equinix provides reliability and scalability necessary for cloud services

HONG KONG – May 31, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that BrightHost, a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions, is leveraging Platform Equinix to support the expansion of its managed private cloud solutions to Hong Kong. The deployment of its cloud offering within Equinix’s Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center enables BrightHost to meet its blue-chip customers’ requirement for a presence in Asia.

Michael Richardson, Manager at BrightHost said: “The nature of our solutions require a highly available and scalable environment, using best-of-breed performance and security to deliver a premium service experience to our customers in the retail and financial services industries. Our goal was to activate a world-class cloud site within two months and Equinix has been a key partner in helping us meet our commercial, technical and customer service requirements.”

Richardson continued, “Equinix offers solutions that optimize our service performance, delivery costs and the end-user experience, putting us in the best position to support our customers across the region. Equinix’s expertise in cloud services makes our new market entry and expansion a lot easier.”

Andy Lee, business development director for Cloud, IT & Enterprise, Equinix Asia Pacific said: “We serve over 240 cloud and 400 IT service providers globally and fully understand the needs of cloud services. We are thrilled to have BrightHost join our growing cloud ecosystem. We provide the combination of scalability, performance, proximity to end users and access to potential customers, which will benefit BrightHost in its expansion.”

About BrightHost

BrightHost is a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions to Australia's largest and most recognisable brands. We take time to go beyond our client's technical requirements, to truly understand their business. This client-first philosophy is at the core of our business and daily lives. Combined with our impeccable security and performance record, we are proudly creating rewarding and unmatched client relationships.

All clients work directly with a dedicated BrightHost Account Manager to build and manage custom hosting solutions. Current BrightHost clients include many of Australia’s leading brands, including Myer, Warner Bros, Bunnings, Honda, Sensis, Bendigo Bank, AustralianSuper and the Australian Government.

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