May 4, 2009
Equinix to Sponsor RIPEâs 20th Anniversary Meeting, RIPE 58
4 - 8 May 2009, Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — 4 May, 2009 — Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, has announced that it will sponsor Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) 58. Taking place between 4 - 8 May 2009 at the Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam, RIPE is a bi-annual forum for Internet service providers, network operators and related parties who gather from Europe and around the world to discuss Internet policy.
RIPE's 58th meeting marks the 20th anniversary of RIPE gatherings, and in commemoration, industry veteran Remco van Mook of Equinix will lead a track of presentations that address the issue of capacity planning, a topic that first appeared on the RIPE agenda 20 years ago.
Van Mook will bring together a selection of speakers from Akamai, AMS-IX and Equinix to explore all aspects of capacity planning, discussing the potential benefit of community interaction on this important topic, including the implications for all participants in the Internet ecosystem.
Speakers include Christian Kaufman, Peering Coordinator at Akamai Technologies, Henk Steenman CTO at AMS-IX, and Harro Beusker, Vice President of Corporate Development, Europe at Equinix.
“It is remarkable that after 20 years one of the main agenda points from the original RIPE meeting remains relevant. Discussing capacity planning issues in an open community forum increases the opportunity for everyone's growth and success,” said van Mook . “RIPE 58 represents a great and unique opportunity to bring together a diverse mix of parties to discuss the state of the market and their plans for the future. We look forward to sharing our collective insight on what industry leaders are doing in the area of capacity planning.”
Meeting participants are invited to join Equinix on the Monday evening directly after the Plenary session for cocktails and informal discussion of industry growth plans, challenges and opportunities.
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.
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