May 30, 2011
BrightHost Leverages Platform Equinix; Expands Cloud Solutions to Hong Kong
HONG KONG – May 31, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that BrightHost, a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions, is leveraging Platform Equinix to support the expansion of its managed private cloud solutions to Hong Kong. The deployment of its cloud offering within Equinix’s Hong Kong (HK1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center enables BrightHost to meet its blue-chip customers’ requirement for a presence in Asia.
Michael Richardson, Manager at BrightHost said: “The nature of our solutions require a highly available and scalable environment, using best-of-breed performance and security to deliver a premium service experience to our customers in the retail and financial services industries. Our goal was to activate a world-class cloud site within two months and Equinix has been a key partner in helping us meet our commercial, technical and customer service requirements.”
Richardson continued, “Equinix offers solutions that optimize our service performance, delivery costs and the end-user experience, putting us in the best position to support our customers across the region. Equinix’s expertise in cloud services makes our new market entry and expansion a lot easier.”
Andy Lee, business development director for Cloud, IT & Enterprise, Equinix Asia Pacific said: “We serve over 200 cloud and 300 IT service providers globally and fully understand the needs of cloud services. We are thrilled to have BrightHost join our growing cloud ecosystem. We provide the combination of scalability, performance, proximity to end users and access to potential customers, which will benefit BrightHost in its expansion.”
BrightHost is a leading supplier of high-capacity cloud infrastructure and web hosting solutions to Australia's largest and most recognisable brands. We take time to go beyond our client's technical requirements, to truly understand their business. This client-first philosophy is at the core of our business and daily lives. Combined with our impeccable security and performance record, we are proudly creating rewarding and unmatched client relationships.
All clients work directly with a dedicated BrightHost Account Manager to build and manage custom hosting solutions. Current BrightHost clients include many of Australia’s leading brands, including Myer, Warner Bros, Bunnings, Honda, Sensis, Bendigo Bank, AustralianSuper and the Australian Government.
BrightHost is a wholly owned subsidiary of the STW Communications Group, Australasia’s largest marketing communications group (ASX:SGN) with clients from Australia’s biggest brands and the world’s leading companies.
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. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 37 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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 companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired 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; 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.
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