Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) October 11, 2007
Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced that its four Switzerland based centres have been certified as operating on 100% green energy.
The company's three Zurich based centres were recently certified by Naturemade Star, the Swiss label for green power production and green electricity products. These centres receive hydropower provided by ewz, the Zurich-based electricity supplier. Equinix's Geneva centre was converted to hydropower at the beginning of 2005 and has received the same certification.
Dr. Conrad Ammann, Direktor of ewz comments: "Since 1 October 2006, our customers have been able to choose the nature of their electricity themselves. We are delighted that Equinix has decided to do their part for the environment by drawing electricity from our EWZ Watertop product which provides pure Eco-current drawn from a hydroelectric power plant certified by Naturemade Star."
Frits van der Graaff, General Manager of Equinix in Switzerland comments: "We decided to move to 100% green energy due to its positive impact on the environment and the fact that we can implement these environmentally conscious measures while offering customers the highest levels of power reliability in the industry. Equinix takes its responsibilities to its customers and its social, economic and environmental responsibilities very seriously."
Equinix has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that drives the conduct of the business in its various roles as an employer, supplier, buyer and consumer. A significant element of its CSR strategy is to reduce the environmental impact of Equinix datacentres while maintaining the highest levels of performance for customers. Equinix is looking to achieve this by using energy more efficiently in the datacentres, improving datacentre design and infrastructure, using renewable energies where possible and purchasing quality assured carbon offsets.
"Our customers in Switzerland can now be confident that their systems run on environmentally friendly electricity, with a high-performance backup system that ensures uninterrupted power even in the event of utility power disruption. This will aid our customers by contributing to their own environmental policies and efforts," concludes Frits.
About Equinix - http://www.eu.equinix.com
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix datacenters for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix datacenters serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 35 datacentres located in 17 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.
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Kerry Jago, Equinix
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