Equinix has ecxpanded its presence in the Frankfurt, Germany market with the opening of its latest “state-of-the-art” colocation data center. Known as Equinix FR6, the new ‘IBX’ data center is located at Equinix’s Campus Kleyer as part of the digital campus in Frankfurt, Germany.
Frankfurt is one of Europe’s leading financial centers and a hub for banking, commerce and manufacturing. Equinix’s Frankfurt data centers would offer dense concentrations of telecommunications, cloud and IT services, financial services and manufacturing companies. Equinix FR6 is the latest addition to Campus Kleyer, one of the most carrier dense digital locations in Europe. With 300+ networks and carriers from 70+ countries, Campus Kleyer is one of Europe’s most interconnected hubs.
The first phase of Equinix FR6 will add 1,325 colocation cabinets and more than 72,000 gross square feet of data center space.
“Businesses are increasingly interdependent and cloud-enabled, and they depend on social, mobile, cloud, IoT and analytics to compete,” said Eric Schwartz, President, Equinix EMEA. “The old way of doing business is diminishing and future success depends on interconnection. We also see companies putting infrastructure in more markets around the world to optimize performance at the digital edge. The new FR6 data center gives businesses another option for direct and secure connectivity in this key international market, as IT becomes more distributed.”