October 9, 2007
Equinix Switzerland Awarded Green Energy Certificate
Zurich, SWITZERLAND — October 9, 2007 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced that its four Switzerland based centres have been certified as operating on 100% green energy.
The company's three Zurich based centres were recently certified by Naturemade Star, the Swiss label for green power production and green electricity products. These centres receive hydropower provided by ewz, the Zurich-based electricity supplier. Equinix's Geneva centre was converted to hydropower at the beginning of 2005 and has received the same certification.
Dr. Conrad Ammann, Direktor of ewz comments: “Since October 1, 2006, our customers have been able to choose the nature of their electricity themselves. We are delighted that Equinix has decided to do their part for the environment by drawing electricity from our EWZ Watertop product which provides pure Eco-current drawn from a hydroelectric power plant certified by Naturemade Star.”
Frits van der Graaff, General Manager of Equinix in Switzerland comments: “We decided to move to 100% green energy due to its positive impact on the environment and the fact that we can implement these environmentally conscious measures while offering customers the highest levels of power reliability in the industry. Equinix takes its responsibilities to its customers and its social, economic and environmental responsibilities very seriously.”
Equinix has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that drives the conduct of the business in its various roles as an employer, supplier, buyer and consumer. A significant element of its CSR strategy is to reduce the environmental impact of Equinix datacentres while maintaining the highest levels of performance for customers. Equinix is looking to achieve this by using energy more efficiently in the datacentres, improving datacentre design and infrastructure, using renewable energies where possible and purchasing quality assured carbon offsets.
“Our customers in Switzerland can now be confident that their systems run on environmentally friendly electricity, with a high-performance backup system that ensures uninterrupted power even in the event of utility power disruption. This will aid our customers by contributing to their own environmental policies and efforts,” concludes Frits.
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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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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