News: 2009


Equinix to Acquire Switch and Data in $689 million deal that expands Equinix's Presence into 16 new markets

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Equinix Continues to Expand Its Global Service Offering;
Extending to New, Customer-driven Markets in North America

Foster City, CA and Tampa, FL-October 21, 2009 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDXC), a leading provider of data center and Internet exchange services, have entered a definitive agreement for Equinix to acquire Switch and Data in a transaction valued at approximately $689 million in cash and stock, based on yesterday's market close. The combination of the two companies will further strengthen Equinix's leadership position in the global data center services market by extending the company's presence to 16 new markets across North America. Equinix will integrate Switch and Data's data center business and operations, including the company's 34 data centers in 22 markets in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition will add more than one million gross square feet of data center capacity, bringing Equinix's total global footprint to 79 data centers in 34 markets and more than six million square feet across the North American, European and Asia-Pacific markets. It will allow Equinix to immediately expand into new strategicmarkets, including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Seattle and Toronto, as well as provide a platform for future expansion of Switch and Data assets.


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Peak 10 CEO Named 2009 Charlotte Business Leader of the Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 19, 2009) - Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is proud to announce that its president and chief executive officer, David H. Jones, has been named the 2009 Charlotte Business Leader of the Year in the technology category by Business Leader Magazine. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the Doubletree Guest Suites/Southpark in Charlotte on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.

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George Pollock Jr. of Switch and Data named CFO of the Year

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  George Pollock Jr., CFO of Switch and Data Facilities Co. Inc., was named the 2009 CFO of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal on Thursday. Pollock also won in the Public Company category.

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Peak 10 Appoints Industry Veteran as Vice President of Business Development

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CHARLOTTE, N.C (February 24, 2009)

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Peak 10 Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is proud to announce the addition of Mark Whetstone to the Peak 10 management team. Whetstone will join Peak 10 at its Charlotte, N.C. headquarters as vice president of business development and will be responsible for overseeing Peak 10's market development and strategic partnerships.


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