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GLOBIX ANNOUNCES ITS NEW EARTHCACHE CONTENT DELIVERY
The EarthCache infrastructure furthers the Globix position as a premier services provider.
NEW YORK — NY, Internet World Fall 2000 — October 25, 2000 — Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX),
today announced the development of a new content delivery network infrastructure, named
EarthCache, which will be a more powerful solution than existing delivery networks on the market.
The next-generation content distribution system will ride on top of the Globix worldwide network
and provide businesses with improved performance, faster information delivery times, increased
server efficiency, better bandwidth management, as well as faster delivery of Web content and
Globix is in the process of building out the infrastructure and intends to make the service
commercially available in December. Several existing Globix clients are in the pre-production test
With EarthCache, Globix will deploy its Content Delivery Network globally across the edges of its
network, including private and public peering locations. This distributed network will mirror and
cache content locally, typically at a point much closer to the end user than the source server. This
will translate into improved response time to the end user, and hence the overall improved
performance of an Internet presence. As response times are a major consideration in end-user
satisfaction as well as in the revenue models of many Internet companies, this enhanced
performance can have a significant impact on the success of an Internet business.
EarthCache has a unique advantage over other content delivery networks in that Globix has
established one of the largest peering networks in the world — more than 1,100 peering-connection
agreements with some 450 network providers. The extensive reach of the Globix network multiplies
the effects of improved performance.
Also, because Globix operates its own 20,000-mile worldwide Internet backbone network and uses
intelligent routing to determine the fastest, most direct route to the end user’s network, Globix is
able to control the distribution of content, not only from its EarthCache Content Delivery Network,
but also across its own backbone network. This means Globix will have much greater control over
the quality of its service.
The market for content delivery services is predicted to grow to $1.4 billion in the United States
alone by 2003, according to the Boston-based Yankee Group.
“The performance of an e-business is highly dependent on response times,” said Marc H. Bell,
chairman and CEO of Globix. “By combining the wide reach and intelligent routing of the Globix
backbone network with the new EarthCache distribution system, Globix can boost end-user
retention and satisfaction with faster response times. At the same time, we can increase the
performance of clients’ servers co-located in the Globix Internet Data Centers.”
“Globix has earned a reputation as a premium provider of streaming media services,” said Peter L.
Herzig, chief operating officer of Globix Application Services. “With this best-of-breed EarthCache
infrastructure, running on top of the Globix super-carrier network backbone with one of the largest
peering networks in the world, Globix Streaming Media is poised to push the capabilities of audio
and video streaming to the edge.”
Globix Corporation is a leading provider of managed Internet services and connectivity for
businesses worldwide. Through its high-speed, high-availability, fiber-optic network and state-of-the-
art Internet Data Centers, Globix delivers superior reliability, security and performance to
companies using the Internet for mission-critical business strategies. Cutting-edge solutions
include Co-Location, Dedicated Web Hosting, Dedicated Access, Streaming Media, Content
Distribution and Application Services.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Company’s or management’s intentions, beliefs,
expectations or predictions for the future. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions
and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include the ability to finance the operations and complete
the planned expansion of our facilities and network; our reliance on the growth of the Internet and e-commerce; our success
against competitors with significantly greater resources; and other risks listed under the heading of Risk Factors in the
Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
VP, Corporate Finance
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