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October 9, 2013

Equinix acquires Kleyer 90 carrier hotel in Frankfurt

Acquisition to ‘enhance customer continuity' and consolidate position in one of Europe’s busiest network hubs.

By Ben Sullivan

Equinix has acquired the Kleyer 90 carrier hotel, located at Kleyerstrasse 90 in Frankfurt – one of the busiest network nodes in Europe – from a Berlin-based private investor.

The deal follows Equinix’s acquisition last year of Ancotel GmbH, a provider of carrier-neutral data centre colocation and interconnection services, which is based in Kleyer 90.

The purchase will provide Equinix customers with ‘greater security’, as well as continuity and expansion opportunities in Campus Kleyer, Equinix’s Frankfurt data centre campus, which is partially based in the Kleyer 90 building.

"The acquisition of Kleyer 90 is the natural next step following our successful integration of Ancotel last year and will give our customers greater confidence when planning ahead in this exceptionally busy network hub. We can now offer long-term continuity and room to grow, and we plan to invest in the building to enhance security and infrastructure management," said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix EMEA.

The agreement consolidates Equinix’s position in Frankfurt, the connectivity gateway between Western and Eastern Europe and home to DE-CIX, one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges. With more than 7,100 physical cross-connects, Campus Kleyer is one of the most densely interconnected Equinix locations in the world and currently houses over 450 networks from more than 70 countries and 150 enterprises, cloud and IT service providers.

Customers have instant Layer 2 access via the Equinix Ethernet Exchange to German and international locations, as well as in-house access to one of the world’s largest SDH Exchanges and the DE-CIX Internet Exchange.

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