Equinix has announced the expansion of its Dallas Infomart colocation data center campus with the opening of a new $142 million International Business Exchange (IBX) data center. Next to that, Equinix has launched its new 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC) at this location.
The DA11 IBX is the ninth data center for Equinix in the Dallas metro area, and the second building on the growing Dallas Infomart campus. It is a four-story, “state-of-the-art” data center designed to deliver both small- and large-capacity deployments.
The “innovative”, modular construction incorporates Equinix’s Flexible Data Center (FDC) principles, which leverage common design elements for space, power and cooling to reduce capital cost while ensuring long-term maintenance predictability.
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3,850 Colocation Cabinets
The $142 million first phase of DA11 provides a capacity of 1,975 cabinets and colocation space of approximately 72,000 square feet. Upon completion of the planned future phases, the facility is expected to provide a total capacity of more than 3,850 cabinets and colocation space of more than 144,000 square feet.
The enhanced colocation data center ecosystem at Equinix DA11 IBX would make Equinix Dallas an ideal location for companies seeking to test and validate new 5G and edge innovations. The Equinix 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC) will provide a 5G and edge ‘sandbox’ environment. This would enable Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises to directly connect with the largest edge data center platforms in order to test, demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and edge deployment and interoperability scenarios.
The Equinix 5G and Edge POCC aims to:
- Develop 5G and edge architectures that leverage ecosystems already resident at Equinix.
- Explore hybrid multicloud interconnectivity scenarios between MNOs, public clouds and private infrastructures.
- Develop multiparty business models, partnering strategies and go-to-market motions for the nascent 5G and edge market.
The Equinix Dallas IBX data centers offer access to Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric), an on-demand platform that enables Equinix customers to discover and dynamically connect to any other customer across any Equinix location globally.
Globally, Platform Equinix is comprised of more than 210 IBX data centers across 56 markets and 26 countries, providing data center and interconnection services for more than 9,700 of the world’s leading businesses.
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