January 10, 2006
Equinix Granted Patents for High-Performance Security System at the Companyâs IBX Centers
Foster City, CA — January 10, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company two patents for processes it has developed to ensure the industry's highest performance security operations at the company's Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. The patents granted are U.S. Patent 6,976,269, entitled “Internet co-location facility security system,” and U.S. Patent 6,971,029, entitled “Multi-ringed internet co-location facility security system and method.” Both patents cover Equinix's security tracking database at the company's IBX centers that gives Equinix detailed security data and premises access data on authorized Equinix customers.
U.S. Patent 6,976,269 was filed on August 29, 2000 and was awarded on December 13, 2005. U.S. Patent 6,971,029 was filed on June 29, 2001 and was awarded on November 29, 2005.
The new patents add to U.S. Patent 6,515,224, “Cascading cable tray system with pre-fabricated support structure,” which was granted to Equinix in 2003. That patent covers Equinix's unique fully visible, multi-layer aerial tray system for cabling throughout the company's centers. This technique contrasts with traditional raised-floor data centers where cabling is not visible at all times and can only be viewed when opening floor tiles.
“With physical security at the forefront of managers charged with ensuring the uptime of essential network infrastructure, Equinix has designed and built Internet data centers with the industry's most robust physical infrastructure and the highest levels of security,” said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix. “This foresight and the investment in developing proprietary systems has given Equinix a clear differentiator in the marketplace and enabled Equinix to become the recognized leader in providing colocation and network exchange services.”
Forward Looking Statements
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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.