Equinix Announces Channel Partner Program With More Than 30 Partners
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 26, 2001
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), creator and operator of neutral Internet Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) centers, today announced agreements with more than 30 companies, including EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies. The agreements are part of a comprehensive channel partner program designed to supplement Equinix’s direct selling initiatives. The channel program includes new business generation through existing IBX participants as well as new alternate channels, and provides businesses with custom solutions for their Internet operations.
As a part of the program, participating companies can integrate Equinix’s IBX and Internet infrastructure service offerings into the solutions that they provide to their customers. Equinix’s open Internet marketplace for enterprises, carriers, ISPs, managed service providers, content distribution networks, and content providers provides the greatest number of service and product options available anywhere, providing customers and partners with unmatched flexibility for their Internet infrastructure development. Partners currently participating in the program include Amdahl, Coradiant, EYT, NOCpulse, Nuclio, Totality, and SiteLite.
In addition, the Equinix channel program includes agreements with a variety of companies that provide complementary offerings to Equinix’s current services including hardware, software, web development, performance monitoring and fully managed hosting solutions.
EYT is one of the 30 companies to join the channel partner program. As part of the program, the Equinix and EYT will work together to integrate Equinix IBX and exchange services into EYT’s robust suite of enterprise application services. Equinix services will be an integral infrastructure component of Managed Services offering.
“As a part of the Equinix channel program, we are able to integrate Equinix’s unique exchange services and Internet Business Exchange centers into our service offering and present it to our customers as a consolidated package,” said Jim Hunt, president and CEO of EYT. “Within Equinix’s IBX centers, we can further enhance our offering with a choice of 57 networks and the largest aggregation of service providers. Equinix enables us to strengthen the value of our solution offerings while giving us access to a powerful sales channel.”
“While traditional hosting and collocation facilities provide services that compete with their customers, such as managed services and bandwidth, at Equinix we provide a dynamic economic environment that encourages interchange and the selling of best of breed services,” said Marjorie Backaus, chief marketing officer of Equinix. “Channel partners such as EYT are critical as we seek to maximize the productivity of our sales efforts and present customers with comprehensive solutions in the marketplace.”
Equinix designs, builds and operates neutral IBX(R) centers (Internet Business Exchange(TM) centers) which provide enterprises, content providers, ASPs and e-commerce companies with the power to choose from a wide variety of Internet partners. These centers facilitate the growth of the Internet and serve as the core of IP network interconnection for the 21st century. Equinix IBX centers are designed from the ground up to provide enterprises and Internet companies with service delivery, availability of bandwidth from multiple networks, scalable interconnection, complete neutrality and multi-level physical security. ISPs, bandwidth providers and infrastructure services providers have access to the services and customers they require to build and expand their businesses. Equinix customers include Cable & Wireless, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Excite@Home, EYT (formerly Ernst & Young Technologies), IBM, Internap, MSN, UUNET/WorldCom, and Yahoo! For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.equinix.com.
Note to Editors: IBX is a registered trademark of Equinix, Inc. Equinix and Internet Business Exchange are trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to Equinix’s business outlook, revenues, EBITDA, annual contract value, annual recurring revenue, capital expenditures and bookings. Actual results may differ from expectations due to a number of factors, including: the challenges of building and operating IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; competition from existing and new competitors; the risk that customers who have placed orders may not install or may delay installations; and the ability to open new IBX centers and deliver services when requested by our customers. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risk and uncertainties described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the SEC. In particular, see Equinix’s quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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