May 13, 2009
Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) Endorses Equinix Tokyo Data Centers as Preferred Locations for Interconnection to TFX
Network-Rich Equinix Tokyo Centers Offer Fast and Reliable Connectivity to TFX's Futures and Options Products
TOKYO, Japan — May 13, 2009 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX), Japan's largest financial derivatives exchange, has endorsed Equinix's Tokyo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers as preferred colocation sites for interconnection to TFX.
Equinix's TY1 IBX center, located in Heiwajima, along with its TY2 center in Shinagawa, offers premium data center infrastructure and a network-rich ecosystem of leading high-bandwidth carriers, networks and other connectivity providers.This provides an ideal environment for clients and partners seeking high-performance and low-latency access to TFX and its futures and options products.
“I am pleased to welcome Equinix as one of TFX's colocation partners,” said Jiro Saito, president and CEO of TFX. “Equinix is well known as operating some of the most reliable and highest quality data centers in the world. We believe that their Tokyo centers will enable us to provide even greater access to our products, within a low-latency environment.”
“As TFX has grown and expanded its client base, it is seeking to provide greater options for its customers to access its services,” said David Wilkinson, Representative Director of Equinix in Japan. “At Equinix's state-of-the-art Tokyo data centers, TFX can more easily expand its regional and international reach by leveraging the base of networks operating within our centers. Equinix has seen a heightened interest in the Tokyo market from our existing base of U.S. and European electronic trading firms, and we look forward to creating a robust, neutral marketplace in Tokyo, just as we have done in Chicago, New York, London and Frankfurt.”
About Tokyo Financial Exchange
Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) is widely known as the “Home Market for Euroyen” to a broad range of domestic and international investors. The most heavily traded contracts are Three-month Euroyen Futures and Options on Three-month Euroyen Futures. TFX is also actively introducing new products and schemes. In fiscal year 2009, TFX will launch a new Equity Index Future based on the Nikkei 225 stock average*. In 2008, TFX was the first exchange in Japan to successfully launch a Remote Membership Program which enables overseas investors to access the TFX market directly.
*Nikkei Inc. shall own copyrights, intellectual rights and any other rights with respect to the term “the Nikkei Stock Average” and the calculation method.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix's insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 42 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The Equinix Financial eXchange is a neutral marketplace consisting of financial markets participants including execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: www.financial.equinix.com
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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 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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