Equinix announced that it will build a new data center at its London Slough campus. The data center – called LD7 – will provide interconnection and co-location to businesses to support IT transformation initiatives of UK businesses.
Equinix will be spending approximately $120 million or £90 million for building the new data center – targeting to open in Q2 2019.
The new data center will bring the company’s UK portfolio to 12 data centers. Equinix has 200 data centers in 52 markets globally. Equinix will invest over $1.2 billion to build and expand its presence in the London metro area.
The new $120 million data center forms part of a total $387 million investment in the UK’s digital economy from Equinix throughout 2018/19. This includes $108 million in expansion to Equinix’s LD10 data center, $120 million in expansion at its LD9 data center and $39 million expansion of its LD4 data center.
LD7 will provide software-defined interconnection through the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric to over 1,300 businesses including some of the largest CSPs including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle Cloud.
“LD7 will be one of the most technologically advanced colocation data centers in the world and will be a major addition to our thriving London Slough campus,” Russell Poole, managing director UK, Equinix.