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Equinix Receives First Data Center Management and Operations 'Stamp of Approval' in the Americas

February 02
12:19 2012

Equinix NewsREDWOOD CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it is the first company in the Americas to receive the new Management and Operations ‘Stamp of Approval’ Award from the Uptime Institute. This designation recognizes data center companies that are especially proficient at addressing management risks and sustaining data center uptime. Equinix was a key member of the Uptime Institute’s M&O Coalition that developed the assessment criteria for its new Management and Operations (M&O) Program and Site Assessment Service, also announced today.

The Uptime Institute Management and Operations (M&O) Program provides an industry-driven set of criteria for operational and site management independent of Uptime’s Tier Certification, and creates an independent party for validation of management and operations best practices. The M&O Assessment validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center and provides third-party assurance that the site management satisfies industry-recognized criteria for 24×7 uptime. Those sites meeting the criteria are awarded an Uptime Institute M&O Site Award.

“As a global leader, Equinix’s participation in the coalition was invaluable, not only providing the necessary views from a data center service provider perspective, but helping to validate those behaviors that need to exist in data centers worldwide,” said Julian Kudritzki, vice president, Uptime Institute, LLC.

As a world-class data center provider, Equinix was invited by Uptime Institute in 2011 to collaborate on the development of the M&O Program. Equinix was one of 11 coalition members to help shape the program.

“Equinix’s exceptional uptime is one of the most important reasons our customers choose us and our work with the Uptime Institute helps us become even stronger in the critical area of management and operations,” said John Shultz, vice president, global product management and development at Equinix.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.

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