November 28, 2006
Sysix International, Inc. and IXEurope GmbH Announce Partnership to Deliver Business Continuity Solutions to European Market
Sysix Solutions International (GmbH) a subsidiary of Sysix Solutions, Inc., a global technology solutions provider, announced today a business partnership with IXEurope, a company specializing in data centers, secure infrastructure for hosting and business continuity solutions.
As part of the new business alliance, IXEurope (with fourteen IXDatacentres and two Business Continuity Centers across Europe) will provide colocation facilities and a full range of data center support services to Sysix's growing customer base across the European community seeking technology infrastructure, consulting services and financing for business continuity solutions.
Sysix Solutions will be one of the partners IXEurope is working with within its successful IXExchange partner- and referral- program. Sysix provides solutions for business continuity customers across international markets and will now offer hardware and software to IXEurope's data center customers. Sysix will gain access to a significant base of blue-chip customers as IXEurope is increasingly becoming the default provider of data center services for the financial markets.
IXEurope is one of the fastest growing data center companies in Europe with 14 mission critical IXDatacenters in four countries. IXEurope datacenter services have won industry awards for quality and service for over six years. Customers use their IXDatacenters™ to run anything from network nodes to major IT applications and solutions.
According to Mike Barnick, Vice President of Professional Services at Sysix: “The Sysix International organization is pleased to announce this partnership with one of the leading and respected data center and security services providers in Europe. This new business alliance will provide a framework for our companies to participate in joint marketing and solution development initiatives. Our ultimate goal is the delivery of a complete suite of the best technology and support available - either to augment a business's internal operations, or to provide services for complete business resumption and recovery following an outage or disaster.”
Harro Beusker, Managing Director of IXEurope Germany, adds, “Both Sysix International and IXEurope are respected infrastructure-, technology- and service providers and we look forward to working together in this customer-focused partnership. Our combined offerings will ensure that our customers gain the technology and support required to meet demands for resilient business infrastructures, availability objectives and to reduce risk.”
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 400 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Juniper Networks, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006 under symbol IXE.L.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com.
Sysix comprises: Sysix Technologies, Sysix Consulting, and Sysix Financial. The company provides mission-critical business technology solutions including hardware and software, consulting and financial services. Sysix Solutions, Inc. is a partner of IBM (NYSE:IBM); HP (NYSE:HPQ); Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), EMC (NYSE:EMC); Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO); Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL); F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV); Hitachi Data Systems and others. Headquartered in Chicago, Sysix also has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Milwaukee, Phoenix and San Francisco. Sysix international headquarters are in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. For more information, visit the Sysix Web site: www.sysix.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 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.
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