April 6, 2017

Equinix announces five new IBX expansion plans

The new data centers will be opened in five new locations which are São Paulo, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley & Washington D.C.

Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company announced its plans to open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers as a part of its $1 billion non-recurring capital expenditure expansion program.

The company says that the new data centers will add more than 5,600 new cabinets and over one million gross sq.ft. of data center space. The new sites will be directly connected to other Equinix IBX data centers within each metro.

The IBX expansion plans for 2017 are as under:

  • São Paulo: The first phase of the new SP3 IBX, opened in March, adds 725 cabinets and more than 215,000 gross sq.ft. of data center space in 2017. At full buildout, SP3 will double Equinix’s available space in Brazil, making SP3 the largest multi-tenant data center in Latin America.
  • Frankfurt: Equinix’s sixth IBX in Frankfurt, FR6, is expected to open in Q2 2017. The first phase of FR6 will add 1,325 cabinets and more than 72,000 gross sq.ft. of data center space in 2017.
  • Amsterdam: The AM4 IBX, expected to open in Q3 2017, is a new 12-story building that expands Equinix’s Amsterdam footprint which currently consists of seven sites. The first phase of AM4 will add 1,555 cabinets and more than 245,000 gross sq.ft. of data center space in 2017.
  • 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 sq.ft. 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 sq.ft. of data center space in 2017.

By providing additional capacity in 2017, Equinix says that it will play an important role in helping companies extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.

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