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October 15, 2015


Award acknowledges Equinix's dedication to green initiatives and efficiency improvements

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HONG KONG, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has been awarded the 2015 Asia Pacific Data Center Green Innovation Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan. Equinix was specifically recognized for its continued focus on designing and managing industry leading green data centers across the Asia Pacific region.


  • Equinix was awarded the Green Innovation Leadership Award based on its ability to demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technology innovation, customer service and strategic product development. An example of this includes the retrofitting of its SG1 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center with a granular temperature control system that has improved the facilities power usage effectiveness (PUE) and achieved savings of more than 8 million kilowatt hours of energy between 2012-2014.
  • Every Equinix data center uses technology and techniques that reduce its environmental impact. Equinix's global IBX operations and engineering teams have implemented comprehensive conservation and efficiency programs that include energy and water conservation. Data centers in Asia-Pacific deploy:
    • Adaptive control systems that reduce power consumption and increase cooling capacity through active airflow management
    • Motion-activated lighting sensors to reduce energy consumption coupled with energy-efficient LED systems
    • Cold/hot aisle containment that uses physical barriers to reduce the mixing of cold air in data center supply aisles with the hot air in their exhaust aisles, resulting in lower energy consumption and more efficient cooling
    • Variable frequency drives that are deployed in chillers, pumps and fans in Equinix's HVAC systems to save energy by automatically reducing a motor's speed and power draw to match lower system loads
  • Equinix's data centers in Sydney (SY3), Hong Kong (HK2 phase 2, HK3 phase 2) and Tokyo (TY4) have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certifications for high building standards by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The three data centers were awarded for excellent performance in terms of energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emission reductions, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to its impact on the environment. Additional data centers in Hong Kong (HK1 phase 9) and Singapore (SG3) are pending gold certification. All of Equinix's data centers in Singapore have received SS 564 certifications, a Singaporean green building standard similar to LEED.
  • To reinforce Equinix's focus on green initiatives and energy conservation, it has set aggressive targets of 1.45 or lower for the company's design average power usage effectiveness (PUE).
  • Equinix has recently signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for solar power that will cover all of its California data centers and will increase its use of clean, renewable sources from 30 percent to 43 percent globally.
  • Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards recognize companies across industries commending their diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.


  • Adwaith Visveswaran, senior research analyst, Asia Pacific Energy & Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan:
    "Equinix continues to exhibit exemplary growth by building and maintaining state-of-the-art green data centers across the Asia Pacific region. In all its IBX facilities in the region, the company has deployed some of the most innovative and finest 'green' technologies that meet energy efficiency requirements. With its unflinching desire towards reducing the density of power consumption and carbon footprint, Equinix has demonstrated the true characteristics of a market leader."
  • Samuel Lee(サミュエル・リー), president, Equinix Asia-Pacific:

    Embracing green IT and renewable energy has become an important topic of discussion in boardrooms today. Equinix was the first colocation provider to provide a snapshot of our energy demand and related greenhouse footprint, as well as our electricity supply mix at a regional level, via our Green Web Portal. We constantly evaluate the energy efficiency of our data centers and are quick to adopt proven energy-saving technologies and techniques on a global scale. This award not only validates this approach, but also reinforces our commitment to putting all of our data centers on an aggressive path for efficiency improvements."

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX) は、世界で最もネットワーク密度の高いデータセンターにおいて、顧客企業、ならびにパートナー企業との間で、相互接続できる環境を提供しております。現在、アメリカ、ヨーロッパ、アジア太平洋における世界15カ国、{3}都市において、世界の様々な企業にエクイニクス のインターコネクションプラットフォームを活用していただいています。また日本国内には東京都内 4 カ所、大阪市内1 カ所で IBX データセンターを運営し、さらに2016 年には東京に新たなデータ センターTY5を開設する予定です。詳細は、www.equinix.co.jpをご覧ください。

Forward Looking Statements
本ニュース・リリースには、リスクおよび不確実性を伴う将来の見通しに関する記述が含まれております。 こうした将来の見通しに関する記述において言及されている予測と実際にもたらされる結果との間には、大幅な相違が生じる場合があります。そのような相違を生じさせる要因としては、IBXセンターの取得、運営および建設上の問題、Equinixのサービスに関する開発、設置、および提供上の問題、既に買収しており、または今後買収する予定の企業との統合に関連して発生する想定外の費用または問題、新たに開設ないし取得したデータセンターにおける顧客からの収益の大幅な欠如、適宜計画される資金調達の未完遂、既存の競合先ないし新規競合先との競争、キャッシュ・フロー余力の十分性あるいは未払負債ないし新規の負債を返済するための資金調達能力、主要顧客とのビジネスにおける損失あるいは減退、Equinix, Inc.が米国証券取引委員会に適宜提出する資料に記載されているその他のリスクが含まれますが、これらに限定されません。 詳細については、Equinix, Inc.が米国証券取引委員会に提出した直近の四半期報告書および年次報告書をご参照ください(ご要望に応じ、Equinix, Inc.より入手可能です)。エクイニクスは、このニュース・リリースに含まれる将来の見通しに関する情報を更新するいかなる義務も負いません。

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SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

Equinix Media Contacts (APAC): Lorraine Little-Bigelow, + (852) 2970 7742, llittlebigelow@ap.equinix.com; or Keso Kendall / Summer Jia, LEWIS PR, + (852) 3944 5000, EquinixHK@lewispr.com



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