SOURCE: Infinera

January 29, 2008 12:39 ET

Equinix Selects Infinera for Metro Networks in North America and Asia

Digital Optical Networks to Support Growth of Key Internet Resources

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) today announced that Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) has selected Infinera for its metro networks linking its Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers in major cities in North America and Asia.

Equinix's IBX centers are critical hubs in the infrastructure of the Internet, and the selection of Infinera illustrates the importance of Infinera's large-scale photonic integration and Bandwidth Virtualization™ technology in supporting the growth of bandwidth-intensive Internet applications and websites.

Equinix is a 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 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 37 IBX centers located in 17 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.

"Ten Gigs is the New One Gig"

Equinix selected Infinera because of the benefits and global track record of the Infinera architecture. Scalability, speed and flexibility of provisioning, and service density were important attributes for Equinix to meet the needs of today's marketplace. In particular, Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization enables Equinix to deploy large bandwidth quickly, and reconfigure it easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively.

With many of the world's largest enterprises, content providers, network service providers and financial institutions as customers, Equinix also found that Infinera's DTN System met its high standards for carrier-class reliability. In addition, Infinera's successful deployment experience and customer acceptance in North America, Europe, and Asia were crucial factors to Equinix as it was seeking an optical system that had proven it could meet international standards and requirements and function effectively in multiple markets worldwide. Finally, Equinix was impressed by Infinera's commitment to develop 100 Gigabit Ethernet solutions, a technology Equinix regards as critical for meeting the needs of its bandwidth-intensive customers in the future.

Equinix's Chief Technologist Lane Patterson highlighted the importance of Infinera's unique architecture in helping it meet the rapidly growing and often unpredictable needs of many of its customers. "Some of the world's largest Internet content providers rely on Equinix's network-rich interconnection hubs to facilitate their high-performance content delivery operations," commented Mr. Patterson. "To many of these companies, 10 Gigabits has become the new 1 Gigabit, and their need for rapid provisioning of multiple 10 Gigabit wavelengths continues to grow. Infinera enables us to respond quickly to this demand and to provide a highly scalable solution for customers."

"We are very pleased to have Equinix as a customer," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "Equinix's interconnection hubs comprise the core of the Internet, and Equinix's deployment of Infinera is another demonstration of the critical role that Infinera and its unique Bandwidth Virtualization capabilities are playing in supporting today's Internet."

The Infinera DTN is a Digital ROADM for long-haul and metro core networks, combining high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

NOTE: See also today's Infinera news release, Infinera Launches Bandwidth Virtualization Architecture for Industry-Leading Speed and Flexibility.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.infinera.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, such as the benefits and capabilities of our products and the Digital Optical Network's architecture, benefits that the Infinera architecture offered to Equinix today, and enabled for Equinix in the future, the ability of Bandwidth Virtualization enables Equinix to deploy large bandwidth quickly, and reconfigure it easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively, our ability to meet Equinix's high standards for carrier-class reliability Infinera's successful deployment experience and customer acceptance in North America, Europe, and Asia, Infinera's commitment to develop 100 Gigabit Ethernet solutions in the future, our ability to enable Equinix to respond quickly to customer demands and to provide a highly scalable solution for its customers and other statements that can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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