February 27, 2006
Equinix to Demonstrate Peering Relationship Process through Interactive Simulation at Apricot Conference
Sydney, Australia — February 27, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that it will present a unique interactive session on peering as well as an update on its Sydney peering platform at this year's Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT ). The session, titled “The Peering Game,” is designed for network managers and peering coordinators attending the conference in Perth, Australia from February 22 to March 3.
As a part of the session, four members of the audience will use their laptops and play the role of “peering coordinators.” Their laptops as well as the audience's will be updated in real time as the participants build their networks, manage their transit commitments, enter into Internet Exchanges and negotiate “paid” peering. The audience will play the role of the market, helping to decide which players get bonus customers and traffic while others suffer equipment failures, etc. By mimicking the real world negotiations and co-opetition that ISPs face every day, the goal of the session is to demonstrate how the current peering ecosystem works, as well as areas where the process can be improved.
The following day, Akito Kurokawa, Equinix Asia Pacific's Exchange Manager, will present at the Internet eXchange Special Interest Group (IX SIG) session being held at the APRICOT Conference at 2:00 PM. Kurokawa will provide an update on the Equinix Exchange platform at the company's Sydney Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) center, and Equinix's new agreements with NextGen Networks in Brisbane and Melbourne. The IX SIG forum acts as a platform for sharing information about the status and activities of Internet eXchange (IX) points in the Asia Pacific region.
Founded in 1996, APRICOT is Asia's premier Internet summit that gathers the region's industry players to facilitate knowledge sharing within the Internet community. This year's event will take place from 22 February to 3rd March at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Perth.
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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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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