18. September 2008
Equinix to Host Regional Peering Forum on September 19, 2008
Singapore - 18 September, 2008 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that it is hosting the Regional Peering Forum 2008, featuring speakers from network and content industry leaders including Microsoft, TRUE Internet Gateway and Globe Telecom. The forum will take place at the MGM GRAND Macau on September 19, 2008.
Both network service and content providers recognize the importance of peering in enhancing performance, reliability and reducing transit costs. With tremendous opportunity in the South East Asia Internet market, international players are now beginning to explore peering relationships with the local Internet service providers in the region.
At the Regional Peering Forum, Equinix will provide analysis of regional peering trends and dynamics, along with local experts from Globe Telecom and TRUE Internet Gateway, who will discuss Internet development and their peering perspectives in the Philippines and Thailand. Microsoft will also share their experience on the international network engineering arena, specifically within the region.
The Regional Peering Forum will be chaired by Raphael Ho from Equinix and scheduled speakers include Bobby Romero from Globe Telecom, TRUE Internet Gateway's Rungkiet Kamondetdacha, and Christian Nielsen of Microsoft.
Equinix is also hosting Peering Tutorials on the same day, featuring best practice on IPv6 peering deployment and peering coordination by Martin Levy of Hurricane Electric and Guy Tal of Limelight Networks.
In addition, Equinix powered “Meet-Your-Peers” sessions are scheduled on 18 September in conjunction with the Regional Peering Forum. “Meet-Your-Peers” sessions provide a meeting platform that enables dialogues between the forum attendees to further grow their peering contacts.
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 40 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.
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