Such companies are ripe targets for cyber-criminals, and especially for ransomware gangs. The reasons are simple and involve the immediate effect of their attacks, which often bring down services for impacted companies, but also for their respective customers, all of whom are expecting near-perfect uptime.
This usually puts the pressure on the data center or web hosting provider to restore services right away, which may sometime include paying huge ransom demands.
Equinix is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange as EQIX and had around 8,000 employees. Earlier this year, Equinix entered into an agreement to purchase a portfolio of 13 data center sites, representing 25 data centers across Canada from BCE Inc. for approximately $750 million.