2. April 2009
Atrium Network Expands Operations with Deployment at Equinixâs Geneva Data Centre
Equinix's financial customers gain access to specialist low latency network
Geneva, SWITZERLAND - March X, 2009 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, has announced that Atrium Network, a provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, has expanded operations to the Equinix GV1 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre located in Geneva, Switzerland. Atrium Network's new point of presence (POP) will provide financial customers operating in Equinix's GV1 centre with access to Atrium Network's low latency connectivity solutions. It will also provide Atrium Network with proximity to Geneva's influential financial centre which will enable its customers to seamlessly expand their trading operations.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Equinix GV1 IBX data centre is a carrier-neutral facility, offering Geneva's banking and financial organisations access to an unrivalled choice of telecom operator and internet access provider networks. The deal with Atrium Network further extends this choice. In addition to offering high-performance, low latency connectivity, the Equinix centre also offers a full range of co-location, interconnection, support and monitoring services.
"Equinix's Geneva data centre houses a critical mass of financial services firms, and they all require highly resilient connectivity services to facilitate their business operations. Our strategy is to provide them with access to the widest possible choice of networks," said Petrina Steele, vice president, business development, Equinix Europe. "Atrium Network is an important addition to our portfolio as it gives our Geneva clients access to even more liquidity pools, all through a single point of connectivity."
Since launching in 2006, Atrium Network's strategy has been to extend its connectivity footprint. In addition to its new deployment in Geneva, the company has POPs in Equinix IBX centres in London and Frankfurt, both of which have large Equinix Financial eXchange communities of financial market participants. Atrium also operates POPs in Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, New York, Chicago and S�o Paulo.
Commenting on the opening, Emmanuel Carjat, Chief Executive of Atrium Network said, "The opening of our Geneva POP at Equinix is another step in Atrium Network's strategic development and adds to our European footprint with a goal of providing clients single point, low latency access to the principal exchanges, ECNs and MTFs. Our partnership with Equinix allows its GV1 financial customers to reach venues all across Europe and North and South America. This, coupled with 'Exchange Ring', our ultra low latency connectivity to multiple trading venues, allows us to help clients mitigate the risk of any unnecessary co-location investment and ensure lowest possible latency access to all available trading venues.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data centre 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 centres across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its website located at www.equinix.com. We encourage you to check Equinix's website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
About Atrium Network
Atrium NetworkTM provides smarter connectivity solutions for the financial community. Atrium Network provides client and industry connectivity via its extranet services (a single point of contact to exchanges, MTFs, clearing houses, CSDs and market data providers), dealer desk trading technology and corporate technology (internet and intranet solutions). Clients benefit from fast, robust, secure, easy to install, scaleable and price competitive solutions and services. Atrium Network is headquartered in Luxembourg with offices in London, New York and Paris. http://www.atriumnetwork.com
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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