SAN MATEO (08/04/2000) - Equinix Inc., which operates what it terms Internet Business Exchange centers, has announced an agreement that will make Loudcloud Inc. hardware, software, and security and operations services available to Equinix's customers. Equinix plans to offer Loudcloud's services initially to its customers in New York. Further down the track it plans to expand availability to its Washington and Silicon Valley Business Exchange area centers, officials said, although no time frame was given. Loudcloud provides software and infrastructure services for e-business companies and ASPs (application service providers). Equinix Internet Business Exchange centers are designed to provide networking services to content providers, ASPs, and e-commerce companies.