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How can we ensure the vitality of the information-driven world? That’s what our founders asked in 1998, when the Web was revolutionizing information-sharing between businesses—and exceeding its capacity for growth.
The answer? Use their expertise to offer businesses a place to reliably run their operations and securely exchange critical information.
Realizing this vision took perseverance, dedication, and commitment. Large-scale data centers were created, offering the highest levels of reliability and security. But most importantly, these centers gave major networks and businesses a place to interconnect. Networks around the world and companies that pioneered Internet content began connecting across rooms, not geographic distances. Soon, enterprises and financial companies also needing to connect to multiple networks joined this thriving community, and an information ecosystem was created that became more vital with every new customer added.
Today, Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 35 markets across 11 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network services providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. The ideas on which we were founded remain just as true today in our mission to ensure the vitality of an ever growing, information-driven world.