June 19, 2007
Deutsche Boerse Systems to Deploy in New Equinix Chicago Metro Area Data Center
Foster City, CA and Chicago, IL — June 19, 2007 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, and Deutsche Boerse Systems Inc., the U.S. based information technology operations center of Deutsche Boerse Group, today announced that Deutsche Boerse Systems Inc. will deploy operations in Equinix's third Chicago metro area Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) center, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2007. The deployment will supplement DBS Inc.'s existing operations at Equinix's first Chicago metro area center, where DBS Inc. has operated since 2003.
Equinix's newest Chicago metro area IBX center, which will be interconnected to the existing Chicago metro area IBX centers through redundant dark fiber links, will offer even greater reach in providing Eurex and US Futures Exchange (USFE) with direct access to a critical mass of carriers, networks ISPs and financial trading exchange industry partners. It will also feature a physical infrastructure that provides financial-grade security and a high-performance, redundant power and environmental infrastructure.
With the expansion, DBS Inc. will continue to be part of the Equinix Financial eXchange (FX), a fast, reliable and convenient platform for banks, financial trading companies and financial exchanges to interconnect with each other and with multiple network service providers in order to execute financial transactions. The platform provides financial companies with faster transaction processing, lower costs and enhanced trading capabilities.
“The expansion of DBS Inc. to our new Chicago metro area center will make it an important Financial eXchange magnet for this center which will be opened later this year,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix. “Equinix's Chicago metro area IBX centers have become critical hubs for the financial community and electronic trading exchange providers such as Eurex and USFE.”
About Deutsche Boerse Group
Deutsche Boerse Group is a leading service provider to the global securities industry with products and services for issuers, investors, intermediaries and data vendors. The Group covers the entire securities process chain from trading via clearing to settlement and custody. Deutsche Boerse Group is also a provider of IT solutions and an insourcing partner for the global securities industry as well as a leading provider of market data and analytics.
Deutsche Boerse Systems is a subsidiary of Deutsche Boerse AG. It maintains the world's largest exchange network and builds, maintains and operates all of Deutsche Borse Group's trading, clearing and settlement systems including Xetra and Eurex. With its high performance network, the Group connects some 2,000 market participants worldwide.
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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