CDNetworks Joins Equinix

CDNetworks joins Equinix and DE-CIX jointly managed interconnection and peering service at Equinix Frankfurt data center

September 22, 2008

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FRANKFURT, Germany -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, and DE-CIX, the main exchange point for Internet services in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that CDNetworks, one of the largest global content delivery networks (CDN), has joined the DE-CIX exchange at Equinix.

This announcement follows the agreement announced last year to extend the DE-CIX peering infrastructure into the Equinix Frankfurt-2 (FR2) Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) datacentre located in the northern part of Frankfurt. The service enables CDNetworks, and other DE-CIX customers to access Equinix’s premium colocation services. Similarly, Equinix customers joining DE-CIX can directly exchange traffic, or “peer,” with the extensive DE-CIX customer base of over 260 companies, increasing reliability, improving performance, and reducing the costs of network traffic exchange.

With more than 60 content acceleration nodes globally, CDNetworks’ network coverage extends across the Americas and Europe, throughout Asia and other major areas. CDNetworks’ services help customers around the globe significantly improve reliability and Internet performance by accelerating delivery of static, dynamic, and video content. Critical to the reliability of these services is a robust network connectivity infrastructure that delivers the highest levels of availability and performance.

Equinix and DE-CIX are leaders in providing network-neutral platforms for the interconnection of enterprise, service provider and content networks. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, DE-CIX is a non-profit, neutral and independent Internet exchange that offers direct and settlement-free IP interconnection to the largest aggregation of networks in Central and Eastern Europe. Serving more than 260 leading Internet providers from 30 countries, DE-CIX customers include Internet service providers, broadband providers, content delivery networks, web hosting providers, and incumbent operators.

”Our partnership with Equinix further underlines CDNetworks’ commitment to providing its customers with the highest level of performance, reliability, and customer support. We are excited to be the first global content acceleration provider to be part of this interconnection,” said Young Kim, EVP of Global Network Infrastructure at CDNetworks.

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX)

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