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Equinix Overview

www.equinix.com
Redwood City, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Public (EQIX)
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Equinix, the leading global interconnection platform, is the world’s largest data center provider. We accelerate business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. This is why more than ... Read more

Mission: With innovative solutions that are shaping the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity and a leadership team and employees that are deeply dedicated to customers and each other, every day we make a difference.

Company Updates

  • Our Operations team “hard hat ready” during their weekly inspection of our Frankfurt IBX data center.

  • Learn how Senior Recruiter Todd Frey used LinkedIn to grow our team in record time.

    Equinix filled a “purple unicorn” role in record time

    Electrical engineer Derrick Espinoza wasn’t actively looking for a new job. When he casually decided to share his profile with Equinix through the new Apply Starters feature, he couldn’t have known that within the month he would be their newest hire.

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Equinix – Why Work For Us?


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We protect, connect and power the digital economy – and we’re growing!

Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, with more than 100 data centers on five continents. Our data centers link communications networks around the globe, facilitating the seamless flow of Internet traffic.

Did you know that 150 terabytes pulse through Equinix data centers every minute? That is equal to 1.5 times of all internet traffic in 1993.

With $2+ billion in annual revenues and 3,400 employees worldwide, we are a proven and sustainable business. We also move fast with a pipeline of innovative ideas to fuel our growth. Equinix is listed among the 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the United States and Deloitte recently included Equinix on its Technology Fast 500 for the fifth consecutive year.

We are continuously expanding to meet the changing needs of the industry and our customers. This is why more than 4,700 of the world’s leading companies trust us to provide a place where they can grow their businesses.

A career at Equinix means being in the middle of where opportunity connects. It is an opportunity to work with talented people to bring forth innovative solutions and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity. You will have constant opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches and grow in new directions. Your work will be seen, felt and appreciated at an individual level.

If you share in our dream to interconnect the world and build a historically significant company, we want to hear from you. 

When our founders started Equinix, they envisioned a place where the information-driven world could grow and thrive. As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to the advancement of the information-driven world. As part of this dedication, we will:

  • Protect, connect and power the digital economy;
  • Constantly strive to evolve and share our industry insights with our customers;
  • Continue to make necessary investments to expand and scale to our customers’ needs;
  • Act upon industry trends that will affect our business and the businesses of our customers;
  • Cultivate a rich, interconnected ecosystem of the top networks, carriers, cloud providers and business partners in the world.

Saving energy through green innovation

undefinedWe constantly evaluate the energy efficiency of our data centers, and we’re quick to adopt proven energy-saving technologies or techniques on a global scale. For instance, systems that reduce power use by actively monitoring air flow are becoming standard technologies in our data centers. So are controls that optimize cold aisle temperature, chiller efficiency, chilled water flow and modern lighting systems. These and other green operational practices have helped us avoid using about 10,000 kilowatts annually—enough to power more than 8,000 U.S. homes for a year. To help us conserve even more energy in the coming years, we’ve set a target of 1.45 or lower for our design average power usage effectiveness (PUE), putting our new data centers on an aggressive path for efficiency improvement.

At Equinix, being “green” is just part of being operationally lean. We’re always looking for new ways to reduce energy and water use in our data centers, and many of our facilities have earned green certifications. We’ve also received the following awards in recognition of our environmentally sustainable business practices:

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2013 EU Code of Conduct Energy Efficiency Award

Awarded to our AM3 IBX for adopting innovative technologies to improve data center energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption

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2012 DataCenterDynamics Award: Green Data Center

Awarded for innovative cooling design in our AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Awarded for leading the industry in the identification and implementation of green initiatives and meeting strict energy efficiency requirements in all leading markets in the Asia-Pacific region

Join The Equinix Team

We make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Work with us and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity at one of the World's Most Innovative Companies (Forbes 2015). If you want to play a part in building a historically significant company, we want to meet you.

We embrace our responsibility for equal opportunity in employment by demonstrating respect for each employee's unique background and capabilities.

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1) Telecity acquisition cleared

Our deal to acquire Telecity was cleared by European regulators and is on track to close in early 2016. The acquisition will remake the European data center market and establish Equinix as the region’s top interconnection provider. It adds 34 data centers to our global portfolio, giving us 145 facilities worldwide.

2) Expansion in Japan

When we acquired the Japanese data center company Bit-isle, we more than doubled the number of facilities we run in Japan, from five to 11. We also became that country’s fourth-largest data center operator.

3) 50 and counting 

We hit 50 straight quarters of revenue growth in Q2 – and we’ve since extended the streak to 51. The streak preceded, and then outlasted, one of the worst economic downturns of the last century.

4) Introducing “The Big Five”

The first months of 2015 saw Equinix open five new data centers on four continents. “The Big Five” expanded our presence in Singapore, London, New York and Toronto, while introducing Equinix to Melbourne, Australia.

5) “Obrigado” to ALOG

ALOG is now Equinix after we officially acquired the Brazilian data center company. The deal expanded our interconnection platform in Brazil, the second-largest IT market among the world’s emerging economies, trailing only China.

6) Hello to Nimbo

Our acquisition of professional services company Nimbo emphasized our commitment to the enterprise and to supporting its data center migration to the cloud. Nimbo specializes in helping enterprises develop and implement hybrid cloud IT architectures.

7) Envisioning the Enterprise of the Future

Our Enterprise of the Future survey of 1,000 IT global leaders made it clear that the future will be found in interconnection – direct and secure, physical or virtual connections between an enterprise and its customers, partners or employees. The survey indicates that the number of interconnected enterprises is set to more than double, to 84%, by 2017.

8) Call us a REIT

We converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in a move that sped up our business momentum and gives us additional resources to enhance and expand our interconnection platform. Being a REIT comes with tax advantages and requires us to pay quarterly dividends, which is appealing to investors.

9) Introducing the IOA

We released a blueprint to help companies become interconnected enterprises called The Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA ™). An IOA shifts the fundamental IT delivery architecture from siloed and centralized to interconnected and distributed. It’s essential to meeting the requirements of today’s digital businesses.

10) Our S&P 500 debut

We debuted on the S&P 500 after years of interconnection leadership put us in the thick of evolving industry trends, including cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things. As Steve Smith said, our S&P 500 selection simply recognized the critical role we play in the broader technology industry.

11) A clean and renewable vow

We’ve made quick progress on this year’s commitment to eventually power our global platform with 100% clean and renewable energy. Two wind power purchase agreements and a deal with a solar project in California will allow us to cover more than 80% of our global platform by the end of 2016.

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    -Strong Company Culture: There's a difference between saying your company prides itself on a strong culture and actually living up to the initiative. Managers have an open door policy, communications are always delivered with transparency, and your input is never disregarded.

    -"Great people produce great work": employees genuinely enjoy what they're doing and that's made clear the second you step into the office. The effort put forth is always backed by passion.

    -Fast pace environment: this is often seen as a "con" however success isn't reached without momentum. Equinix serves and provides for an industry that is growing at a rapid pace, those on the back end need to keep up.

    -Always looking to improve their strategy: If there are gaps in either internal or external communications the company doesn't sweep it under the rug. Different organizations are constantly developing strategies to troubleshoot and identify the problem to improve moving forward.

    In addition, the company does not have strong hierarchical barriers. It doesn't matter if you're a VP or an associate, the communication you have with those within the company are always respected. Executives are humble and care about their employees.

    Cons

    So far I have not identified any cons in my experience as both a contractor and now full-time employee.

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Equinix Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Equinix.

    Interview

    10 interviews over 4 months. A long and tedious process and often long periods with no feedback or communication. On two occasions the interviewer did not show up for the scheduled interview.

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Equinix Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies (79), Forbes, 2015

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