Interconnection and colocation provider Equinix has opened a new data center in Toronto, Ontario as well as its sixth London data center, LD6, in Slough. Known as TR2, the new Toronto-based data center will serve companies doing business in Canada’s largest financial, networking and cloud hosting market. With $79M of capital expenditure invested, the LD6 International Business Exchange (IBX) facility will provide new paths in and out of Europe’s largest financial center.
TR2 provides connections to 60+ network service providers and the ability to interconnect directly to more than 155 companies that have colocated with Equinix in Toronto via TR1, Equinix’s original Toronto colocation facility. TR2 has direct access to TorIX, the Toronto Internet Exchange, which is one of the largest Internet Exchange Points in Canada with over 180 members.
The TR2 IBX data center has approximately 34,000 square feet (3,158 square meters) of colocation space in its initial phase with 675 cabinets available to customers. Equinix has invested $42M in the site to date and estimates that it will invest over $100M to fully build out the facility in five phases in the coming years. At full build the IBX will have approximately 106,000 square feet (9,847 square meters) of colocation space and 2,500 cabinets.
The initial phase of the LD6 data center in London is 236,000 square feet (8,000 square meters) and adds capacity for 1,385 colocation cabinets with the ability to add another 1,385 cabinets in phase two.
Once phase two is complete, the Equinix London Slough campus will provide more than 388,000 square feet (36,000 square meters) of net premium colocation space interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links. This campus environment allows for quick access to other ecosystem participants across facilities.