Highlights / Key Facts
Switzerlandis one of the most developed countries in the world – the World Economic Forum'sGlobal Competitiveness Report currently ranks Switzerland'seconomy as the most competitive in the world, while ranked by the European Unionas Europe'smost innovative country. Businesses in this unique market are increasingly leveraging Equinix'sglobal interconnection platform to accelerate performance and access key markets around the world to gain competitive advantage.
- The acquisition of the ICT data center business will be incorporated into the existing ZH4 data center and will enable
Equinixto meet customer demand for data center and interconnection services. Equinix's Zurichdata centers (ZH1, ZH2, ZH4, ZH5) are tethered together forming a campus environment, providing customers with the ability to easily interconnect with one another in business ecosystems for maximum collaboration across digital supply chains. The Zurichcampus also enables businesses to reach 90 percent of Europewithin 20ms making Zurichan ideal hub for enterprises with multiple European offices. The ICT-Center AGacquisition will add approximately 60 cabinets of sold capacity and a total colocation space of approximately 230 cabs. The data center currently has a large number of network customers, which further increases network density at site, as well as global enterprises and financial services companies. With more than 70 networks available at the site this is the most interconnected site in Switzerland.
- Today, more than 325 companies collocate in
Equinix's Switzerlanddata centers in Zurichand Genevato connect to business partners and customers across their digital supply chains. Equinix Switzerland is home to many thriving, diverse business ecosystems, connectivity to major Internet carriers and Switzerland'stwo largest Internet exchanges: Equinix Internet Exchange and Swiss IX. Equinixcurrently operates 150 IBX data centers in 41 markets, providing customers even more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix™.
Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, Equinix:
"With the right to privacy and data protection enshrined in the Swiss constitution, combined with a fast, sound IT infrastructure,
Switzerlandcontinues to be a top destination for international business. We believe this acquisition enables Equinixto provide more capacity and interconnection to customers who leverage Platform Equinix for access to network or cloud connectivity, or accelerate digital transformation."
- Equinix Solidifies EMEA Data Center Portfolio [press release]
- The Successful Cloud-Enabled Enterprise [infopaper]
Forward Looking Statements
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 "Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017" (PDF).
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