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May 1, 2017

Equinix Completes Acquisition of 29 Data Centers from Verizon

Deal significantly scales Americas' footprint to support interconnection as businesses increasingly seek to move IT operations to the digital edge

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of 29 data centers and their operations from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). The U.S. $3.6 billion all cash transaction includes over 1,000 customers, of which over 600 are net new, and approximately three million gross square feet of data center space, accelerating Equinix's ability to help companies extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.

The acquisition of these strategic facilities further broadens Equinix's capabilities by: strengthening interconnection density on the Equinix global platform; accelerating business relationships in the government and energy sectors; and supporting Equinix's enterprise offering. Additionally, it adds three new markets (Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston) and provides additional capacity and the opportunity for expansion in markets where Equinix currently has a presence, including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Seattle and Silicon Valley.

Spread across 15 cities in North and Latin America, the new assets bring Equinix's total global footprint to over 175 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 44 markets and approximately 17 million gross square feet.

引言

  • Steve Smith, CEO, Equinix

"As the technological shift to digital is transforming large sections of society and the global economy, companies are re-architecting their IT infrastructure to thrive in this new environment. They are moving from traditional centralized infrastructure to a distributed model that keeps data closer to the customers, partners and employees using it.  With this significant expansion of Equinix's globally consistent footprint, our platform is even more valuable to companies that are leveraging this new model of interconnection at the digital edge."

  • Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas, Equinix

"Today is an important milestone in the growth of Equinix, as we significantly expand our operations in the Americas region.  The 29 new data centers greatly expand our ability to enable global interconnection within our robust ecosystems, as the economies of North, Central and South America continue to thrive.  I am especially thrilled to welcome over 250 new employees and the hundreds of new customers to the Equinix family."

Highlights / Key Facts

  • Of the over 1,000 customers in the 29 acquired data centers, more than 600 are net new to Equinix, including Fortune 1000 companies and federal and local government entities. Verizon will become a substantially larger customer following the close of the transaction and will remain a key partner of Equinix.
  • The Miami NAP of the Americas ("NOTA") (MI1) facility is a key interconnection point that will serve as a strategic hub and gateway for Equinix customer deployments servicing Latin America. As the fourth largest Internet exchange point in the U.S., it hosts the termination points of 15 subsea cable systems and more than 120 global networks interconnecting to approximately 150 countries. Combined with the newly acquired data centers in Bogotá and São Paulo, and Equinix's substantial existing presence in Brazil, MI1 will strategically position Equinix in the growing Latin American market.
  • The Culpeper, Virginia facilities (CU1, CU2, CU3 and CU4) represent one of the most secure and technologically sophisticated data center campuses in the eastern U.S. Designed to meet the highest government standards, these IBX data centers accelerate Equinix's relationships in the government sector, strengthening Equinix as a platform of choice for government services and service providers.
  • Approximately 250 Verizon employees, primarily in the operations functions of the 29 acquired data centers, have become Equinix employees effective today.
  • As of Q1 2017, 83% of Equinix's recurring revenue is from customers deployed in multiple metros, many of whom are looking to reach people, clouds and data at the edge by deploying at Equinix IBX data centers. With 29 new data centers and their customers, and the increased interconnection and expansion opportunities this brings, Equinix is strengthening its global market leadership and creating new opportunities to grow business ecosystems around the world.
  • In March, Equinix and Verizon announced an agreement whereby Verizon will exclusively resell Equinix colocation and interconnection services globally. The agreement enables Verizon to pair Equinix's services with Verizon's security, network and advanced communications services to enable enterprises to build hybrid cloud solutions and gain quick access to a multi-cloud environment. [press release]
  • The 29 new IBX data centers are in 15 metro areas. Equinix plans to tether the new sites to existing Equinix IBX data centers within metros via Equinix's industry-leading interconnection products, thereby expanding Equinix's core ecosystem value to customers in the newly acquired sites. The new locations include:

 

U.S.:

Location (Metro)

Verizon Site Name

New Equinix IBX
Name

亚特兰大

ATL1

AT4

亚特兰大

ATL2 (Norcross)

AT5

波士顿

BOS1 (Billerica)

BO2

芝加哥

ORD1 (Westmont)

CH7

库尔佩珀

IAD3 (Culpeper)

CU1

库尔佩珀

IAD3 (Culpeper)

CU2

库尔佩珀

IAD3 (Culpeper)

CU3

库尔佩珀

IAD3 (Culpeper)

CU4

达拉斯

DFW1 (Irving)

DA9

达拉斯

DFW2 (Richardson Alma)

DA10

丹佛

DEN1 (Englewood)

DE2

休斯敦

IAH1 (Houston)

HO1

洛杉矶

LAX1 (Torrance)

LA7

迈阿密

MIA1 (Miami NOTA)

MI1

迈阿密

MIA2 (Doral)

MI6

纽约

EWR1 (Carteret)

NY11

纽约

EWR2 (Piscataway)

NY12

纽约

LGA1 (Elmsford)

NY13

西雅图

SEA1 (Kent)

SE4

硅谷

SJC2 (San Jose)

SV13

硅谷

SJC3 (Santa Clara)

SV14

硅谷

SJC3 (Santa Clara)

SV15

硅谷

SJC3 (Santa Clara)

SV16

硅谷

SJC3 (Santa Clara)

SV17

华盛顿 DC

IAD1 (Ashburn)

DC13

华盛顿 DC

IAD4 (Manassas)

DC14

华盛顿 DC

IAD2 (Herndon)

DC97

 

Latin America:

圣保罗

GRU1 (São Paulo NAP)

SP4

波哥大

BOG1 (Bogotá NAP)

BG1

 

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关于 Equinix
Equinix 公司(纳斯达克代码:EQIX)通过其互连程度最高的数据中心内将众多全球领先企业与他们的客户、员工以及合作伙伴连接联系在一起。在遍布五大洲的 44 个市场中,Equinix 是公司云集之地,他们在这里实现新的机会并加速各业务、IT 和云策略的发展。 www.equinix.cn

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, including statements related to the acquisition of the 29 data centers and their operations from Verizon and the expected benefits from such acquisition. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies or assets we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix, including the Verizon assets; the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; 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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

 

SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

Equinix Media Contact - David Fonkalsrud, +1 (650) 598-6240, dfonkalsrud@equinix.com; Equinix Investor Relations Contacts - Katrina Rymill, +1 (650) 598-6583, krymill@equinix.com, or Paul Thomas, +1 (650) 598-6442, pthomas@equinix.com

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