Tellme Networks Utilizes Equinix Multi-Network Connectivity Service; Equinix Direct Enables Companies to Diversify IP Connections to Any Network on the Equinix Platform
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Equinix, Inc.
(Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers
and Internet exchange services, today announced that Tellme Networks
is utilizing the Equinix Direct service available at Equinix Internet
Business Exchange centers. The Equinix Direct service enables
companies to quickly, easily and flexibly purchase bandwidth across a
variety of network service providers.
Equinix Direct is the first and only service enabling buyers and
sellers of Internet network connectivity to quickly, easily and
cost-effectively establish business relationships with each other.
Bandwidth purchasers can use the service to diversify their IP
connections to any number of network service providers in order to
reduce connectivity costs and to achieve more reliable performance
through the "network insurance" of a redundant connectivity
"Equinix's neutral business model provides an open marketplace
where companies can connect with a variety of network service
providers," said Jonathan DiOrio, director of business development of
Tellme Networks. "The Equinix Direct product enabled Tellme to
streamline the direct peering process in both a short timeframe and
Tellme Networks is fundamentally improving how people and
businesses use the phone by blending the capabilities of the Internet
with voice technology. The company operates the world's largest IP
application network for the phone, handling calls for enterprise
customer service, national directory assistance and new consumer
"Equinix's multi-network environment serves as an ideal
aggregation point for companies such as Tellme to connect with
strategic networking partners," said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix.
"These companies benefit from direct connectivity within the same
facility by lowering the risk of downtime while reducing overall
Currently, more than 30 enterprises and content companies,
including Hallmark.com, Adobe, Shutterfly, Macromedia, Hotwire and
ExpertCity use Equinix Direct. The more than 20 bandwidth providers
currently on the service include America Online, Level (3), Cox
Communications, Global Crossing, BIG PIPE (a division of Shaw
Communications), and Teleglobe.
Equinix Direct enables enterprises and content companies that have
become increasingly dependent upon their network infrastructure for
business operations to easily integrate a multi-network connectivity
strategy that ensures the redundancy needed in the event of a failure
to a primary provider. By leveraging a more efficient buyer-seller
relationship within the same physical location, Equinix Direct allows
bandwidth buyers to overcome previous challenges to establishing
relationships with multiple networks, such as costly and prohibitive
long-term contracts and monthly usage minimums, expensive local loops
with lengthy provisioning times, the installation of complex router
configurations for each network service provider, and the
administrative and technical requirements of establishing these
relationships. With the ability to select from multiple service
providers in a competitive marketplace, Equinix Direct enables
bandwidth buyers to reduce network expenditures by between 40 to 50
percent of the cost to establish independent relationships with three
or more network service providers, based on current market rates for
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.
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 operating IBX centers and developing, deploying
and delivering Equinix services; competition from existing and new
competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise
obtain funds to repay 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
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
CONTACT: K/F Communications, Inc. (for Equinix)
David Fonkalsrud, 415-255-6506
SOURCE: Equinix, Inc.