September 1, 2016

Equinix announces completion of $42 million London Data Center expansion

The second phase expansion of LD6 IBX data center is aimed at supporting expanding businesses in the UK

This week, data center company Equinix announced that it has completed the second phase expansion of its LD6 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Slough, London. The company claims that this new phase will support expanding businesses in the UK and provide the IT infrastructure required to gain competitive advantage.

The expansion will add 1,385 cabinets, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 2,770 cabinets. Equinix said that this expansion is an indicator of their continued commitment to the UK, where demand for data centers has been growing.

According to Equinix, the facility in Slough hosts more than 90 network service providers and a packet of data can get from LD6 to New York in 30 milliseconds and to Frankfurt in 4 milliseconds.

Russell Poole, managing director UK, Equinix:

As one of the most pivotal connection points in the world, London continues to play a significant role in facilitating the flow of data that supports the digital economy.

With the completion of the second phase of LD6, Equinix will bring to market more opportunity for interconnection to connect companies to their customers, employees and partners and to ultimately accelerate their business performance.

Equinix has seven sites in the London data center market and the recently expanded campus now has more than 408,000 square feet of co-location space.

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