Fifth Zürich data center now available to meet strong demand from network, cloud, content, enterprise and financial services firms
Highlights / Key Facts
ZH5 is connected to the rest of the Equinix Zürich data center campus,
which includes ZH1, ZH2 and ZH4, with a dark fiber ring under 10km
long. The new data center provides customers with immediate
connectivity to 90 network service providers, plus SIX Swiss Exchange,
Swiss stock exchange, and Switzerland’s two largest internet exchanges — Equinix Internet Exchange and Swiss IX. Customers can directly connect to other businesses within ZH5 or between data centers on the same campus.
- Phase 1 of ZH5 consists of 1,060 m2 (11,200 square feet) of high-density-power customer space or 420 cabinet equivalents. When the entire facility is completely built out, the data center is expected to provide approximately 6,670 square meters (71,800 square feet), or more than 2600 cabinets of high-density power customer space.
- ZH5 is ideal for cloud, enterprise, content and financial services businesses, to which diverse connectivity and physical and data security are vital for guaranteed performance levels.
- The data center has been built with sustainability in mind and to Gold LEED certification standards, with 100 percent green power as certified by Swiss energy provider EWZ. ZH5 has been awarded world-class security standards ISO9001.
The real fiber distance of the data center from
Zurichcity center is less than 10km per leg putting it within close proximity to Zurich airport, Switzerland’s main transatlantic hub, for convenient access.
ZH5 customers will also have access to the
EquinixMarketplace to identify potential customers and partners from among more than 4,000 ecosystem participants offering a range of services inside Equinixdata centers.
Dottarelli, managing director, Equinix Switzerland:
“This expansion in
Switzerlandunderlines Equinix’s leadership in the market and our continued commitment to provide state-of-the art IBX data centers in strategic geographic locations to help our customers grow. With two of the largest internet exchanges in Switzerlandat their disposal, customers will have immediate access to leading levels of network density and ecosystems, which will enable them to reduce costs, benefit from enhanced performance and add value to their business.”
Forward Looking Statements
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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