December 1, 2014
Cloud365 Selects Equinix Data Center in Melbourne to Manage Expanding Cloud Demand in Australia
Managed cloud technology specialist accelerates global growth with Equinix
SYDNEY—December 2, 2014—Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centercompany, today announced that Cloud365 has selected Equinix’s first Melbourne data center, ME1, to meet demand for cloud deployments in Australia. Cloud365 is leveraging Equinix’s state-of-the-art facility to bolster its global presence and consolidate its infrastructure across 14 international points of presence.
Highlights / Key Facts
- According to industry research firm Forrester, the Asia-Pacific cloud computing market is expected to grow from $6.9 billion in 2013 to $31.9 billion in 2020. Cloud services providers can leverage this opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region by deploying in international data centers to rapidly expand their cloud and data capabilities, as data consumption and content volume continues to rise.
- Cloud365 provides tailored cloud services with infrastructure that is purpose-built for its customers’ specific software and operational requirements. Cloud365’s custom cloud infrastructure is deployed across multiple locations, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States, providing a high availability cloud environment for Cloud365’s customers.
- Cloud365 first deployed in Equinix’s Washington D.C.-area International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center (DC1) located in Ashburn, Virginia in October 2013. With Platform Equinix™, Cloud365 has access to a secure, power-dense, high availability and interconnected data center environment, which links to a vastbusiness ecosystem that spans network and cloud computing service providers in the region. The Equinix ME1 data center offers high-speed, low latency, secure cloud services across Australia.
- By deploying in ME1, Cloud365 can interconnect directly to its customers and partners within the data center to deliver its cloud solutions. By connecting to the networks serving their customers in the same facility, Cloud365 can reduce latency and ensure high performance.
- Cloud365 also benefits from Equinix Marketplace™, enabling it to quickly locate the right customers and suppliers from over 4,500 potential companies. The Equinix Marketplace reduces the time-to-market of integrating new partners and suppliers, by removing the traditional barriers, inefficiencies and delays that exists outside of this digital supply chain.
- Darren Moss, general manager & founder, Cloud365:
“Cloud is the key driver for our clients and we’re seeing growing demand from customers as they realize the benefits of not having to invest in their own infrastructure and network capacity. Equinix allows us to reduce costs and optimize infrastructure; giving us freedom to be great at what we do by serving our customers in migrating them to the cloud at the application layer.”
- Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia:
“Equinix’s global platform enables Cloud365 to expand geographically and accelerate its business. We welcome Cloud365 into ME1 as the Equinix cloud services ecosystem continues to grow around the world.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
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.