Equinix Expands Dallas Infomart Campus with New $142M Data Center and 5G Proof of Concept Center
- Develop 5G and edge architectures that leverage ecosystems already resident at
- Explore hybrid multicloud interconnectivty scenarios between MNOs, public clouds and private infrastructures.
- Develop multiparty business models, partnering strategies and go-to-market motions for the nascent 5G and edge market.
The DA11 IBX is the ninth data center for
$142 millionfirst phase of DA11 provides a capacity of 1,975 cabinets and colocation space of approximately 72,000 square feet. Upon completion of the planned future phases, the facility is expected to provide a total capacity of more than 3,850 cabinets and colocation space of more than 144,000 square feet.
Dallasmetro represents one of the largest enterprise and colocation markets in the Americasand includes nine Equinix IBX data centers, that house more than 135 network service providers—more than any other data center provider in the Dallasmetro area. Directly connected to Equinix's Infomart Data Center, the fifth-most-dense interconnection hub in the United States, these colocation facilities provide proximity to banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, transportation and logistics companies in the metro area. Dallasis a major interconnection point for Latin Americatraffic with key terrestrial routes serving Central and South America. In combination with our operations in Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico, Bogotá, Sao Pauloand Rio de Janeiro, Equinixcontinues to expand solutions for enterprise, cloud and content providers looking to address the Latin America Market. According to the 2019 Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Report published by Equinix, enterprise consumption of interconnection bandwidth is expected to grow by 63 percent CAGR in LATAM by 2022 and will contribute up to 11 percent of interconnection bandwidth globally. In this region, content and digital media is expected to outpace other regions in interconnection bandwidth adoption.
- The Equinix Dallas IBX data centers offer access to Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), an on-demand platform that enables
Equinixcustomers to discover and dynamically connect to any other customer across any Equinixlocation globally. Offered through an easy-to-use portal and a single connection to the Equinixplatform, ECX Fabric offers access to more than 2,100 of the world's largest enterprises, cloud service providers (including AlibabaCloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud) and SaaS providers (including Salesforce, SAP and ServiceNow, among others). By reaching their entire digital ecosystem through a single private and secure connection, companies can rapidly scale their digital business operations globally. Customers can also locate their data close to the edge of their network, increasing performance by keeping data near consumption points. Equinixis a leader in data center sustainability and in greening the supply chains of its customers. Equinix'slong-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for its global platform has resulted in significant increases in renewable energy coverage globally including 100% renewable throughout the United States. Equinixcontinues to make advancements in the way it designs, builds and operates its data centers with high energy efficiency standards. DA11 customers will benefit from reductions of their CO2 footprint through Equinix'srenewable energy procurement strategy and the use of energy-efficient systems throughout the facility.
- In the
Americas, Equinixnow operates more than 90 IBX data centers strategically located in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexicoand the United States. Globally, Platform Equinix is comprised of more than 210 IBX data centers across 56 markets and 26 countries, providing data center and interconnection services for more than 9,700 of the world's leading businesses.
Stefanie Williams, Analyst, 451 Research(part of S&P Global Market Intelligence)
"Connectivity is becoming increasingly critical for the development of modern hybrid cloud and mobile environments, and
Dallasis a key market in enabling companies to accelerate their 5G strategies and overall digital transformation journey. The Dallasmulti-tenant data center market remains among the top five in the U.S., and providers have benefitted from strong demand over the years. Dallaswill most likely continue to see notable levels of demand, and with the opening of DA11, Equinixis positioning itself to meet demand for connectivity and interconnection to an ecosystem of carriers, network and cloud providers." Jon Lin, President of Americas, Equinix
"We are seeing significant customer demand in
Dallasas enterprises look to increase their business offerings through implementing IT infrastructures that are able to keep pace with the continually evolving digital landscape. We are thrilled to bring our ninth facility to the Dallascampus online in this increasingly important and growing market."
- DA11 Product Page [website]
- Can data centers have "that new car smell?" [blog]
- DA11 Timelapse Build [video]
- How the Dallas Infomart is Shaping the Way Businesses Connect [blog]
- Equinix Sustainbility Report [website]
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 data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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