March 19, 2004


Equinix, Inc.

301 Velocity Way, Fifth Floor

Foster City, CA 94404


  Re:   Equinix, Inc. Registration Statement

for 1,256,755 Shares of Common Stock


Ladies and Gentlemen:


I refer to your registration on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of 1,256,755 shares of Common Stock issuable in the aggregate under the 2000 Equity Incentive Plan, 2000 Director Option Plan and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plans”). I advise you that, in my opinion, when such shares have been issued and sold pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Plans, and in accordance with the Registration Statement, such shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable shares of the Company’s Common Stock.


I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.

Very truly yours,


/s/    Brandi L. Galvin        

Brandi L. Galvin, Esq.

General Counsel and Assistant Secretary