Exhibit 5.1


January 19, 2005


Equinix, Inc.

301 Velocity Way

Foster City, CA 94404


  Re: 462(b) Registration Statement on Form S-3


Ladies and Gentlemen:


At your request, we have examined the Registration Statement on Form S-3 to which this letter is attached as Exhibit 5.1 (the “462(b) Registration Statement”) filed by Equinix, Inc. (the “Company”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to Rule 462(b) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) and relating to the registration under the Securities Act of an additional 162,567shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Additional Shares”). The Rule 462(b) Registration Statement to be used for the offer and sale of the Additional Shares is filed with the Commission in connection with the offering described in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-120224) filed with the Commission on November 4, 2004, as amended, which was declared effective by the Commission on December 22, 2004.


We have examined such documents, records and matters of law as we have deemed necessary for purposes of this opinion. In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as certified or reproduced copies.


Based upon the foregoing, when the 462(b) Registration Statement becomes effective, upon which our opinions are expressly conditioned, we opine as follows:


Upon their issuance by the Company, such Additional Shares will be legally issued, fully paid and non-assessable.


We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the 462(b) Registration Statement.


Very truly yours,