Equinix Ranks in Top 50 on 2012 InformationWeek 500

Equinix Marketplace recognized for custom-built technology that helps customers expand services faster, with greater agility

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it ranked 45th on this year’s InformationWeek 500—a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.


  • Equinix won the distinction specifically for its Equinix Marketplace offering, an easy-to-use global portal that allows Equinix customers to connect with each other and find the services they need to grow their businesses. When developing the solution, the company realized that having a framework that ties behavior analytics, performance monitoring and auditing data together in an interconnected system would be critical to its success. Seeing a lack of comprehensive tools or products that meet these key requirements, Equinix built its own patent-pending technology to power Equinix Marketplace.
  • The success of Equinix Marketplace and its benefits to service providers and buyers will only increase as more companies join the various business ecosystems inside Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers. The company has more than 4,000 Platform Equinix™ customers and partners which businesses can leverage to accelerate growth.
  • InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
  • Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.


“Earning a place on the InformationWeek 500 validates our commitment to finding innovative solutions that help meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix. “We are honored to be recognized by one of the IT industry’s most prestigious organizations, and are grateful to have the opportunity to share and learn best practices from other companies that are blazing new paths in their respective fields.”

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

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About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

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 risks and uncertainties associated with our acquisition of Asia Tone, including, but not limited to, the risks of international operations and the challenges of realizing expected synergies. We also face other general risks, including, but 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.

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