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Carlyle Group Selects Equinix

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group selects Equinix's Hong Kong Internet Business Exchange (IBXR) center for its Asia/Pacific operations

June 13, 2005

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HONG KONG -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, has selected Equinix's Hong Kong Internet Business ExchangeT (IBXR) centre to deploy the company's Asia Pacific IT operations. The move will enable Carlyle to increase the efficiency and the security of the transfer of sensitive data between the company's many global locations and business units.

The Carlyle Group is one of the world's largest private equity firms, with nearly $30 billion under management. With investments in a diversity of global businesses, Carlyle has an extensive IT infrastructure that requires the ability to rapidly exchange data within the company's Asia Pacific operations under the highest levels of security and performance.

After evaluating several options, Carlyle selected Equinix for the company's industry-leading physical infrastructure, as well as the company's innovative exchange and professional services. Additional factors included Equinix's ability to resolve specific technical and logistical issues for Carlyle, Equinix's managed connectivity services, and Equinix's Smart Hands Service, which provides Carlyle with access to an on-call and on-location professional support staff of trained engineers to ensure reliable operations.

With its deployment, Carlyle will establish the company's Asia Pacific regional hub within the most secure and redundant physical environment to ensure the uninterrupted and reliable IT operations. Power operations at each center include a high-performance backup system that provides uninterrupted power even in the event of utility power disruption. Security features include interlocking "mantrap" doors, multiple layers of biometric hand-geometry scanners controlling access, as well as 24-hour security officers and hundreds of surveillance cameras.

"The confidential and sensitive nature of our business dictates the need for a high-performance data center environment and professional services that ensure high-availability for our critical operations," said Mr. David Roth, IT Principal of Carlyle. "We were especially impressed with the customized solution that Equinix provided to meet our specific needs. I am confident that the deployment into Equinix's Hong Kong IBX data centre will increase the flexibility and reliability of our communications infrastructure across Carlyle's offices in Asia Pacific."

"Equinix is committed to providing the highest performance colocation and operational support for our customers," said Samuel Lee, Managing Director of Equinix Hong Kong. "Our world-class facilities and security features, combined with our network neutral model, create a supportive environment that many clients have come to depend upon."

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