Equinix was awarded TÜVIT certification for security and high availability

July 2, 2018

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global provider for interconnection and data center services, has been distinguished for its outstanding efforts in the area of physical security and high availability by the German certification body TÜV Informationstechnik (TÜVIT). The company was presented with its certificates in Frankfurt am Main on June 06.

The first certificate confirms compliance with the EN 50600 series of European standards for data centers. The second certificate documents the company's compliance with the TSI.STANDARD, a series of criteria that apply to the physical infrastructures of data centers and are widely regarded as proof for high availability. The level 3 (advanced) certification result means that the stringent criteria to be met for the TSI.STANDARD are consistently surpassed by the Equinix data center. Compliance with the EN 50600 series of European standards for data centers further confirms the energy-efficient operation of the data center.

Both certificates assessed the data center infrastructure, meaning cooling and power supply, security systems, cabling of IBX data centers, as well as their energy efficiency. Equinix´s high standards in all of these areas were decisive for this certification.

With the certification to TSI standards, Equinix responds to the increasing demand of existing and future clients for trust-building inspections conducted by qualified experts on the basis of internationally recognized assessment criteria. It also allows the company to highlight its initiative and commitment to compliance with the protection objectives postulated for users and companies that rely on the performance of Equinix data centers for their daily business.


  • Donald Badoux, Managing Director at Equinix Germany
    "We are delighted that our company is now certified in the areas of physical security and high availability. Here at Equinix, the requirements of our customers are our top priority, and especially so when it comes to their needs and preferences in terms of security standards and efficiency. The certification manifests our efforts in delivering on these requirements today and in the future.”
  • Dirk Kretzschmar, Managing Director TÜVIT
    “We are proud to confirm that the Equinix data center FR2.3/2.4/2.5 is the largest co-location data center in Germany certified by TÜVIT to date.”

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About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects leading companies with their customers, employees and partners via its high-performance data centers offering the largest global interconnection services. Equinix serves companies in 52 markets across all continents and allows them to seize new business opportunities, increase their success and advance their IT and cloud strategies. Interconnectivity is the key to success in a digital economy where the market players' business models are increasingly interwoven. Equinix operates the world's only interconnection platform, giving companies the opportunity to connect with each other and create new business opportunities. Further information about Equinix is available online at www.equinix.com.

TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜVIT), with registered office in Essen, is a company of TÜV NORD GROUP, which is one of the largest technical service providers with more than 10,000 employees and business activities in 70 countries worldwide. More than 50 percent of the DAX 30 companies and numerous international companies are among the customers of TÜVIT. TÜVIT is one of the leading testing service providers for IT security. The Company focuses on subjects such as Industry 4.0, critical infrastructures, cyber security, data protection audits, and the evaluation of information security management systems in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001. In addition, TÜVIT audits and certifies data centers with regard to their physical security and high availability. TÜVIT acts as a completely independent service provider, since the Company is not obliged to any product providers, system integrators, shareholders, other stakeholders or government agencies. Neither development nor sales, nor implementation are included in the services of TÜVIT.