SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA— October 28, 2011 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that it has been awarded the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Award for datacenter services provider of the year. The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that, based on Frost & Sullivan’s research, have demonstrated market-leading revenue growth and business innovation.
The award follows the opening of Equinix’s third Sydney International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre, known as SY3. Built at a cost of US$65M, and located in south Sydney, SY3 provides 1,000 cabinet equivalents of capacity, expanding to 3,000 with subsequent phases. The new IBX has significantly increased the company’s Sydney capacity and ability to meet high demand for premium colocation and interconnection data centre services.
“Equinix is thrilled to be the recipient of this significant accolade from Frost & Sullivan,” commented Equinix’s Todd Handcock, chief marketing officer and VP for marketing and strategy in APAC. “This award validates our Platform Equinix strategy to provide industry-leading global infrastructure to help businesses accelerate their growth.”
“The fact this award also recognizes innovation is timely given Equinix has just launched the Marketplace, an initiative that allows customers to easily buy and sell digital services. The Marketplace is an online directory of service providers that allows the 4,000 companies on Platform Equinix to identify suppliers, partners and customers. Never before has a datacenter provider made it so simple for its customers to do business together,” added Handcock.
Arun Chandrasekaran, Research Director, ICT Practice at Frost & Sullivan commented: “Equinix has differentiated itself in the data centre industry by providing industry leading availability combined with stringent security and low latency. Equinix data centres offer direct access to multiple carrier backbones, thereby delivering high performance to customers.”
“Equinix’s strong commitment to high availability, security and low latency, makes it an attractive partner for customers such as financial services organisations, cloud computing service providers, content providers and telecommunications services providers, offering the stringent performance parameters they require to host their mission critical infrastructure. Equinix is therefore very well positioned to benefit from the growth of content delivery and cloud computing in Australia in the years to come.”