2 de março de 2017

Equinix Acquires 34 Acres of Land in Ashburn for Interconnection Data Center Expansion

Four Parcels of Undeveloped Land Enables Equinix to Increase Its Footprint at the Largest Internet Peering Point in North America

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it has purchased four parcels of land spanning 34.5 acres in Loudon County, Virginia, proximate to Equinix's current Ashburn data center campus. The acquisition of this property will provide Equinix with room to build multiple new greenfield International Business Exchange(IBX®) data centers in this densely interconnected location.

Destaques / Fatos Importantes

  • The four parcels, purchased for $34.5 million, are proximate to the main Equinix campus in Ashburn, at the corner of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway.
  • Equinix's 10 IBX data centers in the Washington, D.C. metro area cover more than 500,000 square feet and serve 850+ customers, representing the largest Internet exchange point in North America and one of the largest in the world.
  • The Equinix facilities house rich ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT services providers, and enterprise and government customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical data with their customers and partners as they interconnect at the digital edge.
  • In October 2015, Equinix announced the groundbreaking of its North Ashburn campus, located in close proximity to its existing data center campus in the area.  Upon completion, this expansion will encompass five new facilities with more than one million square feet of new space.
  • The acquisition of the Ashburn property is a continuation of Equinix's strategy to purchase land and buildings to increase ownership of Equinix assets.  Over the last four quarters, Equinix has purchased land to expand key campuses in Ashburn, Silicon Valley and Chicago, and it has purchased Equinix IBX buildings in Amsterdam, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

Citações

  • Karl Strohmeyer, presidente da Equinix Américas:

"The increasing pace of the shift to digital is having a significant impact on global businesses, pushing their IT operations closer to the digital edge where their customers, partners and employees are located.  The acquisition of this property will enable Equinix to accommodate the growing number of global companies that are solving the digital edge through interconnection with the robust ecosystem of strategic business partners located at Equinix's Ashburn campus."

  • Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research:

"Northern Virginia is the largest multi-tenant datacenter (MTDC) market in the U.S. by operational square feet and will continue to grow rapidly, as several new facilities are expected to come online in the next one to two years. The market has seen consistently strong demand, enabling providers like Equinix to fill large builds quickly. Northern Virginia not only attracts datacenter tenants from all over the globe interested in connectivity, but providers there serve government agencies and local businesses."

Recursos Adicionais

Sobre a Equinix

A Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) conecta as principais empresas do mundo com seus clientes, colaboradores e parceiros dentro dos data centers mais interconectados. Em 40 mercados nos cinco continentes, a Equinix é o lugar onde as empresas se reúnem para identificar novas oportunidades e potencializar suas estratégias de negócios, TI e cloud. www.equinix.com.

Declarações Prospectivas

Este comunicado à imprensa contém declarações prospectivas que envolvem riscos e incertezas. Os resultados reais podem diferir significativamente das expectativas abordadas nessas declarações prospectivas. Dentre os fatores que podem causar tais diferenças, podemos citar, entre outros: os desafios de adquirir, operar e construir data centers IBX e de desenvolver, implantar e prestar serviços Equinix; dificuldades ou custos imprevistos relacionados com a integração das empresas que adquirimos ou que iremos adquirir para a Equinix; falha ao receber uma receita significativa de clientes em data centers recém-construídos ou recém-adquiridos; falha em firmar um acordo de financiamento previsto ao longo do tempo; concorrência de concorrentes novos e existentes; a capacidade de gerar fluxo de caixa suficiente ou de obter fundos para pagar financiamentos novos ou pendentes; perda ou queda no negócio de nossos principais clientes; e outros riscos descritos de tempos em tempos nos registros da Equinix protocolados junto à Securities and Exchange Commission. Em particular, veja os recentes relatórios trimestrais e anuais da Equinix protocolados junto à Securities and Exchange Commission, cujas cópias estão disponíveis mediante solicitação da Equinix. A Equinix não assume nenhuma obrigação de atualizar as informações prospectivas contidas neste comunicado à imprensa.

Equinix e IBX são marcas registradas da Equinix, Inc.

International Business Exchange é uma marca registrada da Equinix, Inc.

SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

Media, David Fonkalsrud, +1 (650) 598-6240, dfonkalsrud@equinix.com, or Michelle Lindeman, +1 (650) 598-6361, mlindeman@equinix.com; or Investor Relations, Katrina Rymill, +1 (650) 598-6583, krymill@equinix.com, or Paul Thomas, +1 (650) 598-6442, pthomas@equinix.com

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