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UltraDNS Signs With Equinix

Directory Infrastructure Services Provider UltraDNS has selected Internet Business Exchange (IBX) services from Equinix to enhance its carrier-class global server network.

UltraDNS will deploy its advanced Domain Name System (DNS) server network at Equinix IBX centers in the Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley areas.

"Our goal is to create the most reliable directory infrastructure solution possible for our clients," said Ben Petro, president and CEO of UltraDNS. "By leveraging the unique aggregation of Internet companies within Equinix's IBX centers and the exceptional operational capabilities of Equinix, we are able to provide our customers with the world's most reliable and scalable DNS platform upon which to build their rapidly growing and successful e- businesses."

The UltraDNS Managed DNS Service is a fully integrated, outsourced infrastructure for the Domain Name System that improves Web site quality-of-service with guaranteed 100-percent uptime. Equinix IBX centers enable Internet companies to interconnect with a choice of business partners and customers.

"DNS is a mission-critical component to an Internet presence," said Jay Adelson, founder and CTO of Equinix. "Services aimed at reducing the lookup time or adding robustness to the DNS will be welcomed by the various Internet companies participating in Equinix's hubs for Internet exchange and infrastructure services."

Based in San Mateo, Calif., UltraDNS Corp. delivers solutions that enhance the reliability and performance of the world's largest directories and the applications that access them. UltraDNS offers highly scalable solutions built on its Directory Services Platform -- both as an MSP and as a developer of custom infrastructure solutions.

The company operates its own global server network, which supports the UltraDNS Managed DNS Service. UltraDNS infrastructure services, such as Managed DNS, address the need for quick, reliable response to directory queries in a converging Internet/telecom environment. By connecting a user's information request to the proper directory and assuring a quick, accurate response, UltraDNS plays a key enabling role in delivering content, information and data to users when, where and on whatever device they choose.

The Company was founded in l999 and is funded by Reuters Group PLC, Vantage Point Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Comdisco. Customers include BlueLight (Kmart), MSN Hotmail, Corio, Verado, Advertising.com, FreeLotto and Petco.