April 15, 2009
Equinix to Participate in CEO Panel at Data Centres Europe 2009 in London
LONDON, UK - 15 April, 2009 - Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, has announced that Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe, will be discussing the future of the data centre industry as part of the CEO panel at Data Centres Europe 2009. Taking place between 22 - 23 April 2009 at American Square Conference Centre, London, Data Centres Europe will bring together enterprises, data centre service providers and other companies engaged in the sector. Equinix, a silver sponsor, will be located at stand D at the show.
As the current economic climate dictates a rethink in corporate expenditure, enterprises are becoming a key focus for the European data centre industry. With the goal of reducing operational costs, without compromising reliability, companies are seeking to outsource to a third party data centre services provider. However, whilst demand for data centre services is growing rapidly, research from Tier 1 Research* suggests that it is out stripping supply by two to one.
Eric Schwartz will be addressing this topic on 22 April 2009 at 10.00am as part of the first ever panel of its kind at a European conference. Bringing together the main players in the data centre world, the panel will explore the impact of the recession on the data centre, the environmental pressures facing the sector and the future of the industry.
Equinix executives will also be on stand to discuss Equinix's strategy for the European market, focusing particularly on the company's expansion plans and how it intends to meet the demands of the enterprise customer in the changing economic environment.
“As research continues to indicate that more organisations want to outsource their data centre operations, it is absolutely essential that companies in our industry meet customers' requirements for mission-critical applications,” said Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe. “Data Centres Europe is a fantastic opportunity for us to address the key issues facing our industry and outline our vision for the year ahead.”
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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Forward Looking Statements
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