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PIPE International Chooses Equinix Sydney Data Center as Global Interconnect Providerfor New Undersea Cable

December 09
12:28 2009

Web Host NewsSydney, Australia – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that PIPE International (Australia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PIPE Networks (ASX: PWK) has selected Equinix as a key interconnect provider for its new PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) undersea cable. Through Equinix Sydney-1 (SY1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center located in its Sydney campus, Equinix will provide PIPE with convenient, secure and cost-effective access to the aggregation of Australia’s leading carriers operating within the center.

In addition to the Sydney IBX data center, PIPE is also utilizing Equinix’s global footprint and operational expertise, with deployments to Equinix centers in Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, CA, USA.

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PIPE International’s newly laid PPC-1 undersea cable runs 6,900 km from Guam to its landing point on Sydney. With a capacity of 2.56 terabits per second, the PPC-1 system will provide significant additional capacity to Australia, and also will provide onward connectivity to Asia and the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by PIPE International to help create market interest for the PPC-1 undersea cable project,” said Samuel Lee, President, Equinix Asia Pacific.

“We provide a very efficient and secure means to distribute optimized traffic to the Australian market as well as increase the options for international transit and transport services out of Australia. The new PPC-1 cable system will also enable our customers to increase the resilience of their international network and provide additional redundancy.”

“Our landing of the new cable is to provide Australia with enhanced, competitive connectivity to the rest of the world,” Bevan Slattery, CEO of PIPE International said. “Equinix’s global data center services create an ideal partnership for us in the mission-critical project.”

Equinix operates IBX data centers in 18 countries, including a Sydney campus that houses two facilities, Sydney-1 (SY1) and Sydney-2 (SY2). With a combined floor space of approximately 120,000 square feet (11,145 square meters) and featuring state-of-the-art power, cooling and security systems, they provide the utmost reliability and connectivity for cable operators.

About Equinix
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 more than 350 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 45 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About PIPE International
PIPE International, a subsidiary of PIPE Networks Limited (ASX: PWK) provides secured and fast international bandwidth from Australia to the US and Asia. PIPE International has recently constructed the first carrier neutral submarine cable “PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1)” which is now fully operational. PPC-1 represents a significant milestone in the Australian telecommunications industry, as it has the potential to increase competition for international data traffic and offer true diversity to the US and Asia.

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