London (PRWEB) March 19, 2008
Equinix Inc, (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacenters and Internet exchange services, has announced that it was recently awarded ISO 27001 certification of its datacentre in Enschede in the Netherlands.
ISO 27001 certification is awarded to companies whose business processes conform to strict international information security standards. Equinix's operations in the Netherlands underwent stringent assessment and auditing measures to ensure that its business processes satisfied the ISO 27001 standards.
Henry Dwars of auditor BSI (British Standards Institution) presented the certificate to the Equinix datacentre team on 14 February 2008. Marcel Lavalette of CISC (Corporate Information Security Consulting), who has worked with Equinix to review and assess its compliance with the standard, was also present.
The availability of collocation networking systems and access to information is of increasing importance within many organisations and is now often a component of core business activities. Security, resilience and continuity is a fundamental element Equinix's datacentre offering, reinforced by its market leading SLA and now recognised by this ISO 27001 certification.
Kevin Martin, Vice-President Customer Operations & Quality of Equinix Europe, commented on this achievement: "I am delighted to see that the team's hard work has been recognised in the Netherlands by this award from BSI. It is further evidence of its commitment to exceeding customer requirements, and to the match between the former Virtu team and the aims of Equinix, which recently acquired Virtu."
Salvatore Bertolo, Equinix's Quality Manager in the Netherlands, states: "This certification provides our customers with a strong head start if they have intentions to implement ISO 27001 themselves."
The audit included all aspects of Equinix, including operating resources (infrastructure, network, systems), personnel (integrity, reliability), physical security (fire and intrusion prevention), communications and operations (system management, processes and procedures), access management (password, biometry), system and software development and maintenance, continuity (assured operational capability even in emergency situations) and legal regulations.
Equinix acquired Virtu in February of 2008 as the company continues its expansion program in ten markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2008. It also follows the 2007 acquisition of European colocation provider IXEurope, which solidified Equinix's market leading position and strengthened the company's comprehensive global offering for customers.
From left to right: Mr Lavalette (CISC), Mr Plantenga (General Manager, Equinix - Netherlands), Mr Martin (Vice President Customer Operations & Quality, Equinix - Europe), Mr Dwars (Auditor BSI) and Mr Bertolo (Quality Manager, Equinix - Netherlands).
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 Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.
About ISO 27001
The English 'Code of Practice for Information Security Management' describes a management system with guidelines and procedures for information security. The accompanying standard is regularly updated, as is the associated ISO certification. ISO 27001 is the most recent standard.
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 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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.
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