August 4, 2008
LinkedIn Expands Operations at Equinix with Move to Chicago Data Center
Foster City, CA — August 4, 2008 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, has expanded operations at Equinix with a new business continuity deployment at one of Equinix's Chicago area Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers. The new deployment expands on current LinkedIn operations within two of Equinix's IBX centers in the Silicon Valley.
Equinix's Chicago center offers LinkedIn a high-performance physical infrastructure to deploy business continuity operations for their corporate IT infrastructure and Web operations. The redundant power operations of the center include a high-performance system that provides backup power in the event of utility power disruption. Cooling and environmental control features enable deployment of the most demanding IT systems, including high power density equipment, such as blade servers.
In addition to the redundant physical infrastructure, Equinix's Chicago center features an aggregation of network service providers in a centralized location, enabling LinkedIn to interconnect with these strategic partners, including the carriers, ISPs, DSL providers and cable operators that offer direct access to LinkedIn's end-users. This interconnectivity with multiple networks and other strategic service providers within the same physical location offers the ability to implement fully redundant operations by providing a strong breadth of choices for backup networks in the event of a service interruption to a primary provider.
LinkedIn has established the world's largest and most powerful professional network that allows users to bring their professional networks online and give them access to people, jobs and opportunities. Currently, more than 25 million professionals are on LinkedIn, including senior-level executives from all five hundred of the Fortune 500 companies and almost every FTSE 100 company, as well as a wide range of household names in technology, financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, and numerous other industries.
“LinkedIn, along with MySpace, Digg and other companies that rely upon the Internet as a principal element of their business model, have found that Equinix's neutral centers are the best locations where they can reach all of the world's major networks within a single location,” said Margie Backaus, chief business officer for Equinix. “In addition, Equinix provides them with a top-tier data center infrastructure that offers a strong platform for business continuity operations.”
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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