MEDIA ALERT: Equinix to Host Launch Event at New Dallas Metro Data Center

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it will be holding a launch event to commemorate its new Dallas-area International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center – DA7 – located in Plano, Texas. The new state-of-the-art data center is located within close proximity to the Dallas Infomart and provides connectivity to Equinix's established business ecosystems, including nearly 300 network, content, and cloud providers. With the addition of DA7, Equinix now has 6 IBXs in the greater Dallas metro and over 5,000 cabinets.

The "mantrap" at Equinix's new Dallas data center, DA7, provides increased physical security.

Earlier this month Equinix announced that it will open four new IBX data centers in Dallas, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo to create more capacity for global companies to connect to their partners, customers and employees. These organic additions with the recent acquisition of Bit-isle in Japan and Telecity in EMEA will expand Equinix's global interconnection platform to nearly 150 data centers by the end of the year. By providing additional capacity in the coming year, Equinix continues to play a central role in advancing the digital economy's interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.

Equinix & the Greater Dallas Metro

The greater Dallas metro is an important location for networks wanting to traverse the southern half of the US, connecting the East and West Coasts. Equinix has helped drive the growth of the market by continuing to deliver solutions for these network clients, world class colocation facilities, and interconnection offerings, including our Equinix Exchanges. The Equinix IP Exchange is the platform where IP networks and content and cloud providers in Dallas peer and power the internet. 

Over time Equinix has seen growth in other ecosystems in Dallas such as cloud and content. These ecosystems come to Equinix for the network density, or network choice, and proximity to companies that provide services on both sides of their supply chain. Today, enterprises are leveraging our colocation data centers and interconnection products to advance IT transformation and enable them to put data closer to the edge of their network, which increases proximity and performance while also enabling performance and flexibility with hybrid cloud.

About the Event

Local government officials and Southwest Airlines will join Equinix to discuss the significance of this future build site, what this increased investment will mean for the local economy and why the Dallas metro is a strategic connectivity point in the broader digital economy.  Additionally, Equinix will welcome special guests from Big Brothers, Big Sisters and former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek.

Date:  Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time:  5-8pm
Location:  Sambuca 360 | 7200 Bishop Road, Suite B12, Plano, Texas

  • Glenn Gifford, sr. director, Technology Services, Southwest Airlines
  • David Downs, city council member, Plano
  • Rick Grady, city council member, Plano
  • Mike O'Teter, chief program officer, Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Jay Novacek, Dallas Cowboys
  • Karl Strohmeyer, president Americas, Equinix
  • Corey Dyer, regional vice president, Equinix




Optional data center tours running every 30 minutes from Sambuca 360 to DA7



Executive Program begins – Welcome


Opening remarks – Karl Strohmeyer and Corey Dyer, Equinix


Remarks by Mike O'Teter, Big Brothers, Big Sisters


Plano Council Members – Welcome and economic development


Partner Acknowledgment


Southwest Airlines – Glenn Gifford, Southwest Airlines


Remarks from experience with Jay Novacek, Dallas Cowboys


Raffle & Closing remarks, Corey Dyer, Equinix


** Please request attendance by RSVPing to the event here. Space is limited. **

Additional Resources

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

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 companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired 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; 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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

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