May 27, 2008
Equinix Becomes the First Data Center Operator to Earn Green Business Program Certification for Silicon Valley Centers
Foster City, CA — May 27, 2008 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that all four of its Silicon Valley Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers have received certification from the Bay Area Green Business Program. The company also announced its membership in The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
The Bay Area Green Business Program verifies that businesses meet higher standards of environmental performance. It reviews company programs that support energy conservation, “green” purchasing policies, recycling, pollution control and transportation alternatives, and it awards certification after an external audit by local government officials. The
program was developed by Bay Area local governments in collaboration with the US EPA, Cal EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control and the business community.
“Since the construction of the first Equinix IBX data center in the Silicon Valley nearly ten years ago, we have been keenly aware of the efficiencies that can be achieved through innovative design, equipment and programs,” said Margie Backaus, chief business officer of Equinix. “We are pleased to be the first data center operator in Silicon Valley to be recognized by the Bay Area Green Business Program.”
“Santa Clara County is committed to helping our residents and businesses do everything possible to lessen their environmental impact,” said Supervisor Pete McHugh, Chair of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. “I thank Equinix for its leadership in this regard and commend Equinix for becoming the first data center operator in our County to receive Green Business certification.”
Equinix has joined The Green Grid as a general member to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies. By joining The Green Grid, Equinix is helping influence both developers and end users of data center technology.
Equinix is committed to operating the most efficient data centers in the industry. The company's efforts were recently recognized at the Data Centres Europe conference where Equinix won the “Data Centers Europe Green Award.” Over the years, Equinix has adopted a variety of programs that maximize efficiency of operations and reduce environmental impact, including:
- Implementing the most advanced data center design that leverages the efficiencies of scale;
- Working with customers to develop equipment deployments and configurations that maximize efficiency and conservation, including hot-aisle, cold-aisle configurations;
- Harnessing external air temperature with the deployment of heat exchangers and air economizers that cool centers by bringing in outside air and air cooled water;
- Using green energy sources, such as Equinix's four centers in Switzerland which operate on 100% hydropower;
- Aggressively implementing new designs and technologies which take maximum advantage of conservation.
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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