Meebo Leases Space With Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) said today that it has added another major customer from the social media sector. Instant messaging provider Meebo has established operations at an Equinix data center in the Silicon Valley. Meebo provides instant messaging and group chat to over 35 million people and partner sites across the Web. The average person at spends over two hours on the site per day, and Meebo handles more than 5 billion messages per month.

“As Meebo continues to grow, we need a data center that can meet our ever-growing demands to scale,” said Sandy Jen, co-founder and vice president of engineering of Meebo. “Equinix is a great partner and ensures that our users all around the world experience great reliability and uptime from Meebo.”

“Meebo’s platform is another example of an innovative solution thatharnesses live interactive technology to enhance communications,” said Margie Backaus, chief business officer of Equinix. “At Equinix, Meebo can operate within a high-reliability environment that ensures the most streamlined delivery of these services to end-users.”

Equinix also provides peering services to MySpace.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.