Equinix Receives 2013 United States Retail Co-location Services Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

Reed, Chairman of the United States Associates International Chamber of Commerce, attended the historic founding conference in San Francisco in 1945. He wired his organizations earnest and enthusiastic support of the United Nations Charter to the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging unanimous Senate ratification. The private sectors alignment with the United Nations foundered later on the rocks of cold war hostilities and ideological rivalry. But with the end of the cold war, and the re-emergence of global consensus on the important role of accessible markets, interaction between the business world and the world Organization resumed. Today, business is more global than ever. It is time to fulfil the potential of 1945, and re-discover our sense of shared purpose. It is time for business and the United Nations to reconnect in building a world where international peace and prosperity reinforce each other. You in the business community are very much aware that, wherever in the world you are operating, strong markets and strong societies go hand in hand. Not only war has a negative impact on economic growth and opportunities. The same goes for disease, degraded environments, social strife and poor access to food, water and energy. There is more than just an overlap between United Nations development goals and private sector interests. We share common ground. Think of strengthening the rule of law or respect for human rights. Think of nurturing peace in fragile social environments and making jobs available to youth. Think of ensuring that basic services like piped-in water and sanitation are available everywhere. Let me assure you that we at the United Nations very well understand that successful development depends heavily on sufficient private investment to create broad-based economic growth. This is the heart of the case for cooperation between business and the United Nations. Already, many of you and your companies have signed on to United Nations principles, as advocated by the United Nations Global Compact. You have realized that this type of engagement and cooperation gives us the platform and the leverage by which, working together, we can change the world for the better. The International Chamber of Commerce has for decades well represented the world business community at the United Nations. The International Chamber of Commerce helps to provide business leaders with something they very much want and need: a seat at the table where decisions of worldwide importance are taken. Following last years United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, United Nations Member States are deeply engaged in a quest to extend and expand the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, the most successful anti-poverty push in history. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has just issued a report, A Life of Dignity for All, which sets out his thoughts on how to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals action as the 2015 deadline approaches, and on the possible elements of a post-2015 development agenda. Business leaders, through both the International Chamber of Commerce and the Global Compact, have provided invaluable contributions to this process. I encourage the business world to stay engaged as this effort intensifies. The United Nations wants to hear your voices. We will respond; to borrow one of your own formulas: we are open for business. At the same time, I would like to make a few appeals to you. First, I ask you to take action to support and advance UN goals and values. Action now on MDG targets such as water and sanitation access, food security, womens empowerment, education, health and protection of the environment will give us the strongest possible start for the post-2015 era. To speak up for the rule of law and human rights is another contribution. Second, I encourage you to join the Global Compact initiative or step up your involvement in it if you have already joined.

Equinix has established vast business ecosystems enabling companies to directly connect with their customers and partners to improve application performance, generate new revenue opportunities, and accelerate their digital supply chain. — In a report issued with the award, Frost & Sullivan cites that demand from other customer segments–particularly hosted service providers and cloud service providers–is also contributing to steady growth in co-location revenues. In particular, cloud computing services are appealing to global enterprises who seek to off-load IT workloads. Equinix enables these global enterprises to shift capital infrastructure costs to an operating expense, aggregating or distributing data center footprint as needed and using low-cost cross connects to reach application and cloud service providers. — Equinix operates a broad footprint of over 95 data centers in 31 markets across the globe. Year to date, Equinix has opened two additional data center facilities in the U.S. – in March it opened its second International Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) in Seattle (SE3) and its eighth facility in Ashburn (DC11) which services the Washington D.C. metro area. The Ashburn data center campus continues to be of great strategic importance for the company, as it represents one of the largest Internet exchange points in the world. — The Frost & Sullivan report also notes that the reliability of the infrastructure–data center, power and network connections–is of utmost importance at co-location facilities, as downtime can mean lost business opportunities for customers and may violate service level agreements. Equinix’s facilities offer advanced design, security, power and cooling elements to provide customers with a high level of reliability. The company’s power infrastructure delivered greater than 99.999% uptime globally in 2012. — 2012 represented a strong year for business growth and industry recognition for Equinix. The company was ranked number 271 fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, ranked in the top 50 in the InformationWeek 500 and in December it was named to the prestigious NASDAQ-100 Index.