Data center company Equinix announced that it will open five new International Business ExchangeTM data centers and 14 expansions of existing IBX data centers in 2017.
This is part of its $1 billion non-recurring capital expenditure expansion program. Since the company’s founding, Equinix has invested more than $17 billion (including the planned acquisition of a portfolio of data centers from Verizon Communications, as announced in December 2016) to extend its global footprint.
In 2016, the company had opened new data centers in Dallas, Sydney and Tokyo, and integrated the acquisitions of Bit-isle in Japan and Telecity Group in Europe.
By providing additional capacity in 2017, Equinix continues to play an important role in helping companies to extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.
This year, Equinix will open five new IBX data centers, adding more than 5,600 new cabinets and greater than one million gross square feet of data center space.
The new sites will be directly connected to other Equinix IBX data centers within each metro via fiber links between the sites.
In São Paulo, the first phase of the new SP3 IBX, opened in March, Equinix adds 725 cabinets and more than 215,000 gross square feet of data center space in 2017. This Brazilian data center would be its largest multi-tenant data center in Latin America. With the addition of SP3, Equinix currently operates five IBX data centers in Brazil.
Frankfurt – Equinix’s sixth IBX in Frankfurt, FR6, is expected to open in Q2 2017 and is a new build that will be part of Campus Kleyer, one of the most carrier dense digital locations in EMEA. The first phase of FR6 will add 1,325 cabinets and more than 72,000 gross square feet of data center space in 2017.
Amsterdam – The AM4 IBX, expected to open in Q3 2017, is a new 12-story building. The first phase of AM4 will add 1,555 cabinets and more than 245,000 gross square feet of data center space in 2017. At its existing sites in Amsterdam, Equinix currently offers connections to 80 percent of Europe within 50 milliseconds and is one of the most cloud dense locations in Europe.
Silicon Valley – Located adjacent to its existing SV1 and SV5 IBX data centers at Equinix’s San Jose Great Oaks campus, SV10 is expected to open in Q2 2017. The first phase of SV10 will add 795 cabinets and more than 190,000 gross square feet of data center space in 2017.
Washington, D.C. – The DC12 IBX, expected to open in Q3 2017, is an extension to Equinix’s existing Ashburn campus. The first phase of DC12 will add 1,275 cabinets and more than 190,000 gross square feet of data center space in 2017. Equinix currently operates 10 IBX data centers in the Washington, D.C. metro with more than 500,000 square feet of colocation space.
2017 Expansions of Existing IBX Data Centers — In addition to the five new IBX openings in 2017, Equinix expansions of existing IBX data centers include 14 projects that will open in 2017 in Amsterdam, Dallas, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Toronto and Zurich.