Colocation and global interconnection provider, Equinix, will build a new data center called LD6 in its London Slough campus. With $79 million of capital expenditures invested, the first phase is scheduled to open in the first half of 2015. Additionally, Equinix plans to invest approximately $60M to build a new data center in Melbourne, called ME1.
The new LD6 data center will provide total capacity of approximately 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet; 2,770 cabinet equivalents). The first phase will offer initial colocation capacity of 1,385 cabinets.
Equinix has announced the new data center facility build in response to consistent demand from customers in the financial services, content, cloud and enterprise segments. Once LD6 is complete, the Equinix London Slough campus will provide over 36,000 square meters (388,000 square feet) of net premium colocation space. With over 90 network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic cables, the London Slough campus is one of the busiest network nodes in the UK.
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Located in Port Melbourne, Equinix’ ME1 data center will provide a colocation capacity of 1,500 cabinets, with the first phase of 375 cabinets scheduled for completion in Q4 2014. Equinix will construct a specially built 105,000 square foot building shell to house the new ME1 data center and allow for future development.
Melbourne is a hub for software companies with the state of Victoria accounting for almost a quarter of Australia’s economic activity. The ME1 “International Business Exchange (IBX)” data center will enable existing Equinix customers to expand into the second largest market in Australia providing opportunities for business connectivity in APAC and across Equinix’s global footprint.