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Equinix invests $277m in five new IBX data centres

The new IBX data centres will be built across four continents.

By CBR Staff Writer

Equinix has announced plans to open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres across four continents.

Equinix is investing $277 million to build the centres in New York, Singapore, Melbourne, London and Toronto. This will create 4,200 new cabinets and add over one million square feet of new data centre space, increasing Platform Equinix’s scale by more than 10%.

New York, Secaurcus, will be home to the NY6 data centre, serving financial, media and enterprise companies with premium colocation services.

Over the border in Canada, the TR2 data centre will be a a state-of-the-art Equinix data center located downtown, just one mile (1.6 km) from TR1 — home to one of Canada’s most robust trading ecosystems.

Moving to a the Asia-Pacific continent, the SG3 data centre will be located in Singapore. This date centre will be the company’s largest data center in Asia-Pacific.

Melbourne, a hub for software companies, will house the ME1 data centre, while London’s Slough will home the LD6 data centre.

The LD6 data centre marks a major milestone for Equinix as well as the UK’s digital sector. The flagship UK data center was built to meet escalating demand for interconnection capacity across the region’s fastest-growing campus and is a virtual financial center with 25 percent of European equities trades originating inside Equinix.

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"In today’s digital economy, the demand placed on interconnectivity has reached a new high. In a world where cloud dominates IT strategies and enterprise business models are interdependent, interconnection is a make-or-break proposition," said Greg Bryan, a senior analyst at TeleGeography.

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