April 14, 2008
Equinix Scoops Double Honours at Leading Datacentre Awards
London, UNITED KINGDOM — 14 April, 2008 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, walked away from the Data Centre Europe Awards 2008 as winners of the Green Award and the Best Disaster Recovery Service Provider at the ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in London last week.
Equinix was short-listed by a panel of independent judges based on its credentials in the fields of disaster recovery and managing its environmental impact.
Guy Willner, Equinix President - Europe, comments: “It is a great honour to win the Best Disaster Recovery Service Provider Award for a second year in a row and a tremendous accolade to be recognised with the Green Award. Equinix is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its datacentres while maintaining the highest levels of performance for customers so we are delighted to be recognised for the work are doing in this field.”
Together with customers, Equinix is working to address energy consumption in datacentres. Providing the most efficient datacentre design and infrastructure is the single most significant impact Equinix can have in enabling customers to lower their energy consumption and cool their equipment located within its centers. As a specialist provider and by focusing exclusively on datacentres, Equinix has pioneered new strategies that maximise space, minimise operating costs and lessen environmental impact.
Equinix provides comprehensive infrastructure solutions that enable companies to continue business operations during a natural or man-made disaster or, if that operation is interrupted, to restore normal operation with minimum loss. In 2005 Equinix (IXEurope at the time) acquired GIC, the leading business continuity service provider in Germany, which strengthened its competency in this field.
The Data Centres Europe 2008 awards ceremony provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of the sector in Europe and to facilitate an independent reference point for excellence. The underlying value of the awards is to recognise leadership, innovation and value creation in the data centre and managed services sector.
Guy also represented Equinix on the CEO Panel at the conference earlier in the day, along with Michael Winterson, VP Sales and Marketing - Europe, who participated in the Investor Panel.