Profile: Equinix Inc (EQIX.OQ)
Equinix, Inc. (Equinix), incorporated on June 22, 1998, is engaged in connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the interconnected data centers. The Company operates in three segments: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. The Company's platform Equinix combines a footprint of International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, interconnection opportunities and ecosystems. The Company provides data center offerings, which consist of colocation, interconnection solutions, and managed Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and professional services. The Company's Colocation offerings include cabinets, power and IBXflex. Its Interconnection offerings include Physical Cross Connect/Direct Interconnections, Equinix Internet Exchange, Equinix Metro Connect, Internet Connectivity Services, Equinix Cloud Exchange and Equinix Performance Hub. Its Equinix Professional Services include Cloud Consulting Services, Global Solutions Architects, Solution Validation Centers, Smart Hands Services, Equinix Customer Portal and Business Continuity Trading Rooms.
Colocation and Related Offerings
The Company's IBX data centers provide its customers with environments that are necessary for optimum Internet commerce interconnection. Many of its IBX data centers include multiple layers of physical security, scalable cabinet space availability, on-site trained staff, areas for customer care and equipment staging, redundant alternating current/ direct current (AC/DC) power systems and other infrastructure systems. Within its IBX data centers, customers can deploy their equipment and interconnect with a choice of networks, cloud providers or other business partners. The Company also provides customized solutions for customers looking to package its IBX offerings as part of their complex solutions. Its customers have several choices for colocating their networking, server and storage equipment. They can place the equipment in one of its shared or private cages or customize their space. In certain select markets, customers can purchase their own private suite, which is walled off from the rest of the data center. Customers buy the hardware they place in its IBX data centers directly from their chosen vendors. The Company offers both AC and DC power circuits at various amperages and phases customized to a customer's individual power requirements. The Company also offers metered power in certain markets. IBXflex allows customers to deploy operations personnel and equipment on-site at its IBX data centers.
The Company's interconnection solutions enable interconnection and traffic exchange between Equinix customers. These interconnection solutions are either on a one-to-one basis with direct cross connects or one-to-many through one of its Equinix Exchange solutions. Customers needing to directly and privately connect to another IBX data center customer can do so through single or multi-mode fiber. These cross connections are the physical link between customers and can be implemented within over 24 hours of request. Customers may choose to connect to and peer through the central switching fabric of its Equinix Internet Exchange, rather than purchase a direct physical cross connection. With a connection to this switch, a customer can aggregate multiple interconnects over one physical connection with multiple, linked over 10 gigabit ports of capacity. The Company offer customers the ability to contract for services through it from any of the bandwidth providers in that data center. The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand direct access to multiple clouds from multiple networks around the world. The Equinix Performance Hub enables companies to directly connect to public clouds, deploy a private cloud, and lay the foundation of a hybrid cloud.
Equinix Professional Services
The Equinix experts help companies tap the resources and opportunities for innovation available on a global platform of over 6,300 companies in over 30 markets, including over 1,100 network service providers and approximately 1,300 cloud services providers. Its technicians have the know-how and experience to help customers introduce new service offerings, optimize information technology (IT) architectures, simplify hybrid and multi-cloud migrations, and stay up-and-running. Its cloud consulting services are designed to take the mystery out of cloud migration with a detailed assessment, design and implementation process that gives customers a path to the cloud. Equinix Global Solutions Architects (GSAs) help companies deploy their IT infrastructures in ways that serve their business needs. Equinix Solution Validation Centers (SVCs) are facilities that allow customers to test and fine-tune their IT infrastructure, network, cloud and data center rollouts in a real-world environment before full build-out and deployment. The Equinix Smart Hands service enables customers to use its trained IBX data center personnel to act as their hands (or eyes and ears) when their own staff can't be on-site.
Smart Hands technicians offer a range of services, from routine equipment inventory and labeling to complex installations and configuring. The Equinix Customer Portal offers all-day, every day access to its customer care personnel, so customers can report problems, schedule shipments or order Smart Hands services. Its Business Continuity Trading Rooms (BCTRs) provide trading, even if primary operations are knocked off-line or disabled. A BCTR backs up its customers' trading operations in one of its secure data center facilities, right down to telephone services and multiple desktop monitors. BCTR offerings are protected with back-up generators and uninterruptible power supply.
The Company competes with AT&T, CenturyLink, COLT, CyrusOne, Level 3 Communications, NTT, Verizon Business, CoreSite, Digital Realty Trust, Global Switch, Interxion, Telehouse, DuPont Fabros Technology, e-Shelter, NaviSite, Rackspace and SunGard.
1 Lagoon Dr
REDWOOD CITY CA 94065-1562
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Equinix prices $1.9 bln stock offering and $1.25 bln of senior notes
- Fitch Rates Equinix's Benchmark-Size Senior Unsecured Notes 'BB'
- BRIEF-Equinix announces proposed public offerings of $1.75 bln of common stock, $1.125 bln of senior notes
- BRIEF-Equinix acquires 34 acres of land in Ashburn for interconnection data center expansion
- BRIEF-Equinix to acquire ICT-Center Zurich's data center business