Equinix Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Membership provides Equinix opportunities to engage and contribute to innovation, best practices and evolution initiatives the industrial internet is achieving.

Interconnection is paramount for the success, growth and security of the Internet of Things. The industrial internet, in particular, has unique and well-defined sets of technical and business requirements for data collection, data retention, analytics and hybrid compute which are ideally suited for an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA™), like those deployed inside Equinix data centers. Additionally, proximity between people, information systems, data and analytics systems that require analytical and machine-learned information in real time is essential for an agile IoT architecture. With 145+ data centers in 40 markets worldwide, Equinix provides pivotal interconnection solution enablement for enterprise organizations to execute the full potential of the Internet of Things.

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About Equinix 
Equinix, Inc. connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

Forward Looking Statements 
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 acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or 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 press release.


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