Equinix to Host Second Gigabit Peering Forum in Sydney Featuring Experts from Internet Focused Businesses
SYDNEY, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2004--
Largest Industry Forum Dedicated to Internet
and Content Peering with Presentations from Comindico,
Hibbard Consulting and West Australian IX
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading provider of
network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today
announced that it will host a new event in Sydney in the company's
ongoing Gigabit Peering Forum series. Following up on the success of
last year's Gigabit Peering Forum in Sydney, the forum will feature
educational sessions from experts on technical best practices as well
as presentations focused on network and content peering methodologies
The theme for this year's Gigabit Peering Forum will be "Best
Practices of Peering." Featured presentations include James Spenceley,
Network Architect of Comindico, presenting on "Entering a Mature
Peering Landscape," which aims to outline to a network or content
provider the decision processes, cost analysis, and most importantly
the planning process in building a peering infrastructure in a
maturing environment; John Hibbard, from Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd,
will look into the "Future of International Internet connectivity,"
covering current commercial expectations given that capacity excesses
of the past are being consumed due to the vigorous growth from the
rollout of broadband; Gavin Tweedie, Technical Manager for West
Australian Internet Association, will discuss "Trends and Troubles"
facing MLPA exchanges using the successful growth of the WAIX as a key
point of reference.
In addition, Bill Norton, recognized peering authority and chief
technical liaison for Equinix, will present his latest research
findings as a part of Equinix's peering white paper series, in "The
Asia Pacific Peering Guidebook." The paper will focus on issues that
peering coordinators said they wished they had known before building
into Asia. It will identify reasons to build into Asia Pacific,
international interconnection strategies in the region, peering
dynamics in the region that seem counter intuitive, and 'lessons
learned' from previous deployments. Bill Norton is a frequent speaker
at leading global technical forums including the North American
Network Operators Group (NANOG), the Asia Pacific Regional Internet
Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT), Reseaux IP Europeens
(RIPE) and ISPCON/Service Networks. He is also in Sydney to address
the TSA (Telecommunications Society of Australia) on Friday, 30th July
on the subject of: "Internet Peering: Players, Motivations and
Peering is a fundamental element of the Internet's infrastructure
that improves the performance of the Internet for all users by
enabling data to pass from one network to another without intermediary
networks or bottlenecks. Increasingly, as pressure builds to lower
costs while improving network performance, peering has become an
essential element of most network strategies.
The Sydney Gigabit Peering Forum, targeted at peering coordinators
and network architects, will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental
in Sydney on Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Previous Equinix Gigabit
Peering Forums have been hosted by Equinix in the San Jose, Dallas,
Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney
areas and have become the definitive peering events in the industry.
In addition, four white papers authored by Bill Norton of Equinix
entitled "Do ATM-based Internet Exchange Points Make Sense Anymore,"
"Interconnection Strategies for ISPs," "Internet Service Providers and
Peering," and "A Business Case for Peering" are available at
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data
centers and Internet exchange services for enterprises, content
companies, systems integrators and network services providers. Through
the company's 14 Internet Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) centers in
five countries, customers can directly interconnect with every major
global network and ISP for their critical peering, transit and traffic
exchange requirements. These interconnection points facilitate the
highest performance and growth of the Internet by serving as neutral
and open marketplaces for Internet infrastructure services, allowing
customers to expand their businesses while reducing costs.
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CONTACT: Equinix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Charles W.H. Chow, +(65) 6723-8943
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