Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 13, 2011




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   000-31293   77-0487526

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

One Lagoon Drive, 4th Floor

Redwood City, California 94065

(650) 598-6000

(Addresses, including zip code, and telephone numbers, including area code, of principal executive offices)



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 13, 2011, Switch & Data WA One LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”), and 2020 Fifth Avenue LLC entered into a lease agreement (the “Lease Agreement”) for approximately 51,000 square feet of data center space in a building located in Seattle, Washington. The Lease Agreement has a fixed term of 15 years, with options to renew, and a total rent obligation of approximately $110 million over the term of the Lease Agreement.

2020 Fifth Avenue LLC, its members, and their respective affiliates, are currently landlord to Equinix and its affiliates at other data center properties in the United States and abroad.

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.


        EQUINIX, INC.
DATE: October 19, 2011     By:  

/s/ Keith D. Taylor

      Keith D. Taylor
      Chief Financial Officer