Equinix Title Sponsor for Silicon Cup

The Silicon Cup has today announced that it has secured Equinix Inc, a provider of global data center services, as the title sponsor of the 2009 Silicon Cup. The 2009 regatta will now be titled the Equinix Silicon Cup 2009.

The Silicon Cup is the largest annual sailing event for the IT & Telecoms industries. Established in 2000, is a charity event with all profits being donated to the three charities: NSPCC, Jubilee Sailing Trust and Dreams Come True. More than £250,000 is raised for these charities.

The regatta regularly attracts 50-60 teams and 500+ participants from the IT sector for two days of highly competitive, yet accessible, sailing on the Solent. Participants also enjoy a series of networking events in Cowes, the capital of sailing in the UK.

The Silicon Cup not only benefits from the new title sponsorship of Equinix in 2009, but also from the appointment of Computing magazine as the media sponsor of the regatta, raising the regatta’s profile considerably.

Shaun Frolich, Chairman of the Silicon Cup Committee, commented:

“Equinix is a long standing supporter of the Silicon Cup and to have Equinix becoming our title sponsor in 2009 is fantastic news. The sponsorship will allow us to invest further in the regatta to reinforce its position as one of the largest sailing events in the country and the largest sailing event for the IT & Telecoms industries. Sponsorship funds will also be donated to the three charities and I know I can speak for them when I thank Equinix for their continued support of the regatta.”

“Equinix has had a significant presence at the Silicon Cup over the last five years and the title sponsorship provides a significant opportunity to raise the profile of the event within the industry and raise more funds for the charities involved,”

Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix in Europe:

“As a business we have recently launched a new brand as we continue to expand in key global markets. We are delighted to play such an important role in achieving the same for this important industry regatta.”

The Equinix Silicon Cup 2009 will be held on 17th-18th September in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. Further information on the regatta can be found at www.thesiliconcup.com