The data center industry is young enough that a decade represents serious maturity. Colocation provider Equinix, Inc. today marked the 10th anniversary of its IPO by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York. President and CEO Steve Smith did the honors, joined by members of Equinix' leadership team. The company expects to generate more than $1 billion in annual revenues in 2010.
"The last 10 years have been characterized by our ability to capitalize on emerging trends and enable our customers to seize new opportunities," said Smith. "Equinix has evolved considerably since our IPO, but the same characteristics that drove us in the beginning - creativity, innovation, commitment to our customers - continue to push us to new heights today. Our ability to execute to plan has helped companies build and expand their service offerings and that value is reflected in our growth."
Here's a group shot of the Equinix team in front of the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in Times Square: