Equinix Invests $42 Million in London Data Center Expansion

Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, has completed the second phase expansion of its LD6 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Slough, London. The new data center space would double capacity to meet demand from customers in the financial services, content, cloud and enterprise segments.

This new phase would further support businesses expanding in the UK. With $42M of capital investment, the second phase of LD6 will add 1,385 cabinets, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 2,770 cabinets.

With more than 90 network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic sub-sea cables, Equinix LD6 is one of the busiest network nodes in the UK, and offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt. This would make it an optimal high-performance hub for cloud and content service provision.


tmt forum 2016 londonThe data center facility also houses LINX, one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges, and serves as a virtual financial center for more than 170 financial services companies.

Following this latest investment, Equinix’s LD6 London Slough campus will provide more than 408,000 square feet (38,000 square meters) of net premium colocation space interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links, increasing scale and resilience. Additionally, with seven data center sites strategically located throughout London, Equinix provides businesses with increased options for business continuity and disaster recovery.

“As one of the most pivotal connection points in the world, London continues to play a significant role in facilitating the flow of data that supports the digital economy,” said Russell Poole, managing director UK, Equinix. “With the completion of the second phase of LD6, Equinix will bring to market more opportunity for interconnection to connect companies to their customers, employees and partners and to ultimately accelerate their business performance.”

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