Equinix, a global colocation and interconnection services provider, has announced its 2016 expansion plan. In addition to Equinix’s acquisition of Telecity, the company will open four new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, in Tokyo, Dallas, São Paulo and Sydney respectively.
In the coming weeks and months Equinix will bring these four new data centers online on four continents, adding over 4,000 new colocation cabinets of capacity. These facilities will add nearly 200,000 square feet of new data center space at full build. This brings Equinix‘s total global footprint to 14 million square feet, increasing the scale of Platform Equinix by more than 27 percent year-over-year.
- Data Center Tokyo – Equinix’s Tokyo data center, TY5, will be in close proximity to TY3, near Tokyo’s financial district. Together, these two Equinix IBX data centers will further strengthen Equinix’s financial services ecosystem and offer a full range of colocation, interconnection and support services to the greater Tokyo area which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
- Data Center Dallas – The Dallas-Fort Worth region has long been a major Internet and peering exchange point for the southern U.S., as well as a major communications hub between North and South America. Equinix’s DA7 data center will support global enterprises that require high power density, as well as connectivity to leading NSPs and CSPs in this increasingly strategic market.
- Data Center São Paulo – Equinix’s new SP3 data center will address increasing demand for colocation in the State of São Paulo, as Equinix’s SP2 facility in Tamboré is nearing capacity. SP3 will double the company’s capacity in Brazil, as more businesses outsource IT and leverage the cloud.
- Data Center Sydney – The new SY4 data center would enable Equinix’s Australian customers to continue to take advantage of IT innovations including hybrid cloud architectures and help Australian customers safeguard their mission-critical data. Additionally, SY4 will be located near the central business district with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, providing extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
“Global businesses are increasingly realizing that interconnection is essential to deliver a rich, ubiquitous user experience, with the agility and actionable insight to enable new business models and enhanced productivity,” said Steve Smith, president and CEO, Equinix. “This will be even more apparent as businesses locate their data closer to the edge to support the Internet of Things. Our focus on continually expanding our global interconnection platform means that wherever you grow, we’ll be there.”
This expansion builds on the significant global growth Equinix experienced in 2015 in which the company organically grew its footprint with the addition of five new data centers in key economic centers including New York, London, Singapore, Melbourne and Toronto.