Fujitsu's Data Centre Outsourcing Unit Grows with Help from Equinix

5/9/2003 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network neutral collocation and Internet exchange services, announced that Fujitsu Asia Private Limited (Fujitsu Asia) has expanded its data center presence in Equinix's Internet Business Exchange (IBX) center in Singapore to accommodate the growth in Fujitsu's Data Centre Outsourcing business in Asia.

Fujitsu Asia utilizes Equinix's IBX center to support its hosted customers with secure, flexible and reliable Internet infrastructure services for their IT and web operations. Fujitsu Asia's Data Centre Outsourcing business division provides a comprehensive suite of outsourcing services ranging from colocation to the hosting of complex business applications with fully managed services such as monitoring, operations support, security, contact centre, and disaster recovery, and professional services for project and network management.

"Our challenge was to implement and maintain a consistent global service delivery process and standard, with the flexibility to respond quickly to local market conditions. Scalability, high availability and performance were also critical factors to our data centre decision," said Mr Minoru Ikeda, Senior VP of Fujitsu Asia. "As a result of these challenges, we decided to work with a partner who could provide us with the speed to market, whilst maintaining the quality levels and service standards that our customers have been accustomed to in Japan. Equinix's IBX center has proven valuable in enabling us to rapidly go-to-market when we first introduced outsourcing services, and now to scale accordingly as our business grows."

"Today, IT solution providers face the challenge of providing better services and improving business accountability with fewer resources," said Mr. Phil Koen, President, COO and Head of Asia Pacific, Equinix. "Customers value a partnership with Equinix for the ability to interconnect directly to diverse telecommunications providers, the scalability and performance assurance that outsourcing offers, and our commitment to superior service delivery."

Equinix's network-neutral IBX centers lead the industry as meeting points for global enterprises, network service providers, and content companies, providing a secure, fault-tolerant and highly available environment for Internet servers and telecommunication equipment, essential for the continuous operations of mission-critical applications and business operations.

Each IBX center is designed and built with security and redundancy in mind, with all mechanical and electrical infrastructure components providing complete redundancy. The IBX center is equipped with sophisticated monitoring tools, firewalls, video camera surveillance, security breach alarms and stringent smart card access controls for 24x7 secured access. Along with established physical and network security policies, standards and procedures, Equinix's IBX centers offer an optimal environment supported by redundant power generators, UPS systems, smoke and fire detection and suppression systems, motion sensors, backup air-conditioning, multiple high-end routers, and dual power feeds to each rack.

Through its network-rich Internet hubs, Equinix offers direct access to diverse network service providers enabling enterprise and Internet companies to quickly, easily and privately interconnect with a choice of business partners, service providers and customers, and providing them with the flexibility, speed and adaptability they need to accelerate business growth, and improve Internet performance. By operating within these neutral hubs of network service providers, companies can cost-effectively execute strategic connectivity agreements with their key business partners within a highly secure and reliable environment.

About Equinix
Equinix is the leading international provider of core Internet exchange services that allow networks, Internet infrastructure companies, enterprises and content providers to grow, manage and control their network and Internet operations for unparalleled performance. Through the company's 15 Internet Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) centers in six countries, customers can directly interconnect with the providers that serve more than 90% of the world's Internet networks and users for their critical peering, transit and traffic exchange requirements. These interconnection points facilitate the highest performance and growth of the Internet by serving as neutral and open marketplaces for Internet infrastructure services, allowing customers to expand their businesses while reducing costs.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSW: 6702), a leader in Internet-focused IT solutions for the global marketplace. For details, please visit URL:

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