De-cix and Equinix partner for data center expansion

Infotech Lead America: Equinix continues its association with internet exchange operator De-Cix for the installation of Points of Presence (PoPs) in three Equinix data centers in Frankfurt including Equinix FR4, FR5 – now known as Campus Kleyer – and FR2.

The companies first collaborated in 2007 to make Equinix’ s Frankfurt2 facility a DE-CIX enabled site. Under the recent agreement, the PoPs that will be installed will improve performance and enhance peering opportunities for network, content delivery and cloud service providers in Equinix’s Frankfurt data centers.

Campus Kleyer interconnects over 300 networks and 150 enterprises, cloud and IT service providers. After the deployment of a De-Cix PoP in FR2, the 200 plus financial services firms that are already located within Equinix Frankfurt will become enabled for peering. Campus Kleyer has more than 7,100 physical cross-connects and is one of the most densely interconnected Equinix locations in the world.

Equinix has been taking major steps forward in network density and capacity for in Frankfurt. Equinix ‘s Frankfurt data centers provide over 306,000 sq. ft. of colocation space and are a focal point of Europe’s banking, commerce, transport, and telecommunications infrastructure.

Jörg Rosengart, managing director of Equinix Germany, commented,“The expansion of our operating relationship with DE-CIX is the latest milestone in an exceptional year of growth in capacity and connectivity opportunities for our Frankfurt customers. The combination of our premium colocation capacity, carrier density and customer interconnections with next generation DE-CIX architecture will create one of the world’s most important network concentration points.”

Earlier this year Equinix opened a $60 million SE3 data center in downtown Seattle to enhance its data center and network communication services to the RightScale cloud management service.

Equinix is planning to spend around $650 million towards capital expenditures (Capex) in 2013. The company is positioning itself for a future that relies heavily on cloud computing.

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