Re-architecting IT towards a dynamic and distributed infrastructure
- In today's world, instant interconnection with partners, employees and customers is essential to compete and succeed. But as the level of interconnection required to thrive in the digital economy grows, enterprises are struggling to keep up, given tighter budgets, limited resources and security worries.
Equinixhas observed a critical business requirement driving demand for interconnection capacity – the need to interconnect people, locations, clouds and data. Interconnection is essential to deliver a rich, ubiquitous user experience with the agility and actionable insight to enable new business models and enhanced productivity.
- To address these business needs companies will need to forge business advantage by collaborating in communities with other enterprises via secure, reliable and instant connections. In anticipation, global enterprises such as American Infrastructure, Box, CDM Smith,
GP Strategiesand HarperCollins are building out their IT infrastructures for maximum connectivity and global scale.
- With more than 147,000 interconnections already established among its customers,
Equinixoffers the world's leading global interconnection platform – Platform Equinix™.
Introducing five new data centers
- In the coming weeks
Equinixwill bring five new data centers online across its global interconnection platform of more than 100 data centers, a total investment of $227Mand representing an additional 4,200 new cabinets. In addition, these sites will add over one million square feet of new data center space at full build to the 10+ million square feet present in the existing global footprint, increasing the scale of Platform Equinix by more than 10 percent. The five markets where Equinixis opening new IBX data centers are epicenters for global data and communication flow. New York– The NY6 data center in Secaucus will serve the world's largest financial, media and enterprise companies with premium colocation services and will meet enterprises' need for larger footprints to deploy data-intensive applications closer to the edge. Singapore– Asia-Pacificmarkets are in a period of rapid expansion, and Singaporeis at the center of this high-growth region. SG3 will be Equinix'slargest data center in Asia-Pacificand Equinix Singapore is the most densely networked metro in the region. Melbourne– Melbourneis a hub for software companies and a center of Australian economic activity. The ME1 data center will mark Equinix'sentrance into this market and provide customers with the opportunity to interconnect to leading companies and accelerate performance of their digital supply chains. London– The LD6 data center, located in London Slough, marks a major milestone for Equinixas well as the United Kingdom's( UK) digital sector. The flagship UKdata 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. Toronto– TR2 will be a state-of-the-art Equinixdata center located downtown, just one mile (1.6 km) from TR1— home to one of Canada'smost robust trading ecosystems, with participants that include alternative trading systems, market data providers, risk management service providers, traders and banks. The two IBXs are tethered by Equinix'sMetro Connect and carrier-provided fiber, creating a highly interconnected business ecosystem.
- According to research by industry analyst firm TeleGeography,
London(2), New York(5) and Singapore(11) are in the top 12 global metros for peak international Internet traffic. Additionally, the Londonto New Yorkroute is the second largest international Internet traffic route globally with more than 1.82 Tbps of peak traffic. By boosting interconnection capacity in major financial centers ( London, New York), international gateways ( Toronto) and growing markets ( Singapore, Melbourne), Equinixis sparking business opportunities around the world that are driving the digital economy.
Dan Levin, COO, Box:
"Box is proud to partner with
Equinixto support infrastructure growth and scalability. Equinixprovides the benefit of interconnection with other enterprises through their platform, and increased WAN performance that enables productivity in an age where cloud and mobile dominate the workplace." Greg Bryan, senior analyst, TeleGeography, Inc.:
"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."
Steve Smith, president and CEO, Equinix:
Equinixis the global interconnection platform for the world's leading businesses. Our rich history of interconnection, built over the last 16 years, makes us the ideal place for business to connect, and we believe that these five new data centers will provide even more ways for global businesses to innovate."
- History of Interconnection – part 1 [blog]
Strategically Locate Your Next Data Center[analyst report]
- Equinix IBX Data Center Virtual Tour
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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