Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): July 10, 2009




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   000-31293   77-0487526

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

301 Velocity Way, 5th Floor

Foster City, California 94404

(650) 513-7000

(Addresses of principal executive offices)



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Item 1.01. Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement

On July 10, 2009, Equinix Operating Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinix, Inc., and Digital Lakeside, LLC entered into a turn-key data center lease agreement for approximately 19,400 square feet of data center space in a building located in Chicago, Illinois (the “Lease Agreement”). The Lease Agreement has a fixed term of 12 years, with options to renew, and a total rent obligation of approximately $92 million over the term of the Lease Agreement.

Digital Lakeside, LLC, or its affiliates, is currently Equinix’s landlord at other data center properties in the United States and in France.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

*Please refer to the description of the Lease Agreement disclosed in Item 1.01 above.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


DATE: July 15, 2009   By:  

/s/    Keith D. Taylor


Keith D. Taylor

Chief Financial Officer