ZREDWOOD CITY, Calif. and ZURICH, Switzerland — JULY 9, 2013 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced a partnership with CloudSigma , an innovative Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider based in Zürich, Switzerland.
CloudSigma’s flexible enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and public cloud hosting solutions have been initially deployed in Equinix’s Zurich International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) campus and Washington (DC6) data center. These deployments represent the first phase in an ambitious targeted roll-out in selected markets covered by Equinix’s global footprint of more than 90 IBX data centers in 31 markets.
Highlights / Key Facts
Under the agreement the two companies will jointly market cloud and data center services to enterprise and government customers. The collaboration is designed to improve customer service and cloud adoption processes.
Equinix’s global platform of carrier-neutral data center services and direct connect private line virtual LANs extending into CloudSigma solutions will enable Equinix’s 4000 + customers to build hybrid cloud architectures incorporating public, private and legacy components.
Equinix is well placed to quickly and cost-effectively support CloudSigma through its 900-strong global network ecosystem and extensive Ethernet Exchange Platform.
Equinix is also home to over 500 cloud providers, providing a foundation on which CloudSigma can develop new platform (PaaS) and software (SaaS) offerings for Equinix customers.
Bernino Lind, chief operating officer, CloudSigma
“CloudSigma is a global company with ambitions to expand its presence in Europe and North America, as well as newly emerging digital markets such as Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Asia Pacific, fueled by our existing customers’ demand. Equinix is a perfect strategic match for this expansion due to its innovative culture, proactive partnership approach, global footprint and the IBX connectivity solution.”
Dick Theunissen, chief marketing officer, Equinix EMEA
“CloudSigma’s highly customizable infrastructure is designed to minimize restrictions, allowing customers to incorporate flexibly sized virtual machines running their choice of operating system into hybrid cloud architectures spanning multiple locations and extending private networks into the CloudSigma cloud. They are a new and important component in our global ecosystem of best-of-breed cloud providers.”
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 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or or the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+.
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. Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Meredith L. Eaton
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