US interconnection and data center company Equinix publicly condemned Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and clarified its stance on business in the two countries.
Equinix does not operate data centers in either country, but signed a partnership with Russian telco TTK to allow participants in the Equinix Marketplace access to Russian markets back in 2012. Four years later, it entered into a reseller deal with local cloud and colocation provider Stack Group.
In its statement, Equinix said that it will not make direct or indirect investments in Russia until the war ends "and a government is in place that recognizes and honors the rights of other sovereign nations."
The company said it will not allow Russian customers to place orders for products or services, "unless in our review of those orders, they align with the objective stated above."
Equinix has also suspended all activities and purchasing with and through Russian partners and suppliers.
The company will provide services to existing Ukrainian customers free of charge "until further notice." It will also provide relief to Polish Humanitarian Action.
Other data center companies have also said that they will help Ukrainian customers. Polish data center company Beyond.pl said that it would help with IT migrations, make office space available, and try to help tech workers find jobs. The Dutch Cloud Community offered free data center, cloud, and DDoS protection services.