IBX Vault Delivers Fully Compliant Managed Hosting and Data Center Services for Healthcare, Federal and Commercial Industries

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Carpathia Hosting, a provider of complex, compliant managed hosting services for government agencies and enterprises, today announced plans to build a 64,000 square foot data center in Dulles, Va. aimed at supporting industry-specific compliant solutions for healthcare companies, federal agencies, and commercial industries. The project is already reflected in Equinix’s guidance.

Under the terms of the agreement, Carpathia has signed a build-to-suit agreement with a joint venture comprised of Equinix and Digital Realty Trust to build the IBX® Vault, a Platform Equinix™ facility. The new data center will be built adjacent to the existing Carpathia Vault in Dulles, Va. and built to the current standards as other newly constructed Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data centers. The IBX Vault will have multiple tier 1 telecommunications carriers and will be connected to other DC-metro area IBX data centers via a secure, private fiber connection enabling customers to easily cross-connect between the IBX Vault and Equinix D.C.-metro area IBXs, providing access to more than 690 providers for internet, peering, Ethernet and wide area network (WAN) services across Platform Equinix. Equinix intends to manage the facility, while Carpathia will provide armed, physical security at the new IBX Vault site. Carpathia will be the exclusive provider of complex and compliant managed hosting and cloud services in the IBX Vault.

“We are very pleased to be working with Equinix and Digital Realty to build such an impressive facility for our enterprise and federal agency customers,” said Peter Weber, CEO of Carpathia Hosting. “With the new IBX Vault, our customers get access to an unparalleled combination in the industry; a data center built to Equinix’s rigorous standards as well as our industry-leading complex, compliant managed hosting and cloud services.”

The IBX Vault will be a highly secure, Tier III data center with a full range of managed, cloud and compliant services to support healthcare, commercial and government compliance standards including HIPAA and HITECH for healthcare, FISMA and DIACAP for federal agencies, PCI for the credit and payment card industry, and SOX for enterprises. The new facility will support 7.3 megawatts of N+1 block redundant power.

“We continue to see strong demand for Platform Equinix in the Washington, D.C. market, and we are investing in the new IBX Vault facility to support the secure, compliant hosting requirements of our federal and commercial customers in that metro,” said Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix. “By expanding our partnership with Carpathia, we will be able to provide even more extensive solutions for federal agencies, healthcare companies and enterprises that require higher levels of security and compliance.”

The IBX Vault offers ‘defense-in-depth’ that includes perimeter fencing, armed guards, IT and network security, as well as multi-level biometric scanners. This comprehensive security strategy, combined with multiple levels of facility and network redundancy, ensures that customer data is secure and highly available.
For more information on the IBX Vault, including detailed data center specifications and compliance standards, please visit the IBX Vault site.