|By Business Wire||
|October 9, 2012 01:01 AM EDT||
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, and PT DCI, today announced a partnership to provide data center infrastructure and colocation services in Indonesia. PT DCI will build and operate a new data center in Jakarta, Indonesia, that will provide local and global customers with a full range of colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring services as part of Platform Equinix™.
The new data center will be built in multiple phases and will provide capacity for approximately 65,000 gross square feet and 1,250 cabinets when phase one is completed in Q1 2013. Through this partnership Equinix’s global customers can extend their market reach into Indonesia while enjoying a similar level of availability and reliability in Indonesia through PT DCI, as they do within the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. In addition, PT DCI customers will have access to Equinix’s secure, scalable and highly interconnected data centers in 38 strategic global markets. This allows companies to expand their data center footprint in Asia Pacific and across the globe. Platform Equinix also offers Indonesian customers a dynamic ecosystem and the broadest choice of networks that connect more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies, including over 900 network service providers worldwide.
Equinix selected PT DCI as a partner because it is well connected with the local and international financial markets, and will provide customers with direct access to the Indonesia Internet Exchange. Equinix worked with PT DCI to ensure that the new data center meets the company’s stringent availability requirements and facility standards to deliver colocation services. To ensure a premier customer experience and service quality, Equinix will also provide ongoing operational support to Equinix customers. When completed, the PT DCI data center will connect to multiple telecommunication providers, network providers and carriers, to provide a wide range of network choice to customers.
Indonesia remains the largest economy in Southeast Asia and its government has created a favorable economic environment to support infrastructure development and growth in the near term. According to Frost and Sullivan, Indonesia has the highest number of Internet users in Southeast Asia with an Internet growth of 400 percent over the last five years and rapid adoption of mobile Internet.
“With Equinix’s best-in-class high performance data center services, we are confident that we will serve as the data center of choice for global enterprises looking to expand their footprint in Indonesia,” said Stephanus Tumbelaka, president director, PT DCI. “We are proud to be recognized by Equinix as Indonesia’s trusted provider and together, we commit to building a global data center footprint in the Indonesian market.”
“There is significant demand for next generation data centers in Indonesia as a result of exponential growth in data and network traffic,” said Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix South Asia. “We are pleased to partner with PT DCI in Indonesia to meet demand in the market. This partnership is aimed at strengthening Equinix’s unique proposition as a global data center services provider by extending operations into one of Asia’s fastest-growing markets.”
About PT DCI, Indonesia
PT DCI was established by some of the country’s top data center industry players to provide data center services facilities in Indonesia that meet international standards. The PT DCI data center is located within a secure environment in an industrial complex near the center of Jakarta. The data center area selected by PT DCI is among the best industrial complexes in Indonesia that offers hundreds of megawatts in excess power capacity; which together with its location is ideal for operating a data center.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 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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