Equinix to Extend Interconnection and Data Center Services to Hamburg
Highlights / Key Facts
- With a population of more than five million, the
Hamburgmetro area is the second-largest city in Germanyand has a large concentration of multinational enterprises, including large automotive and consumer packaged goods companies. Additionally, the city is home to a growing technology community, including many e-commerce companies which require low latency, increased bandwidth and connectivity to industry-leading networking and cloud services providers.
- To meet this demand,
Equinixwill refurbish the existing two-story industrial building, which is approximately 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters), and transform the space into an interconnection and carrier-neutral colocation environment. The redevelopment will deliver 375 cabinets in phase one with the ability to expand to 1,875 cabinets at full build.
- As a part of their IT transformation, enterprises increasingly require low-latency network connectivity, access to cloud service providers in top global markets and interconnection with customers and partners across their digital supply chain to run their corporate IT. The new HH1 IBX data center will enable
Equinixcustomers to evolve from traditional businesses to "digital businesses" whereby they globally interconnect with people, locations, cloud services and data. Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, closer to end users and local markets.
- The new HH1 IBX data center will be strategically located in proximity to the
North Sea, which will provide easy access for subsea cable landing stations, as Hamburgis a top interconnection point for cables connecting to Frankfurt. Equinixhas won more than 20 subsea cable landing deals in recent years.
Equinix's Germanydata centers are business hubs for over 900 companies across nine facilities located in Frankfurt, Munichand Dusseldorf. Equinixin Germanyis home to many thriving, diverse business ecosystems, including: financial services, which converge on Equinixto streamline trading and to share time-sensitive information with partners; the world's largest internet exchange, DE-CIX Frankfurt, and the Equinix IX internet exchange platform, as well as the ECIX, NL-IX, KleyRex and DataIX internet exchanges; and leading international companies in the banking, commerce and automotive industries, as well as other global enterprises that use these facilities to gain a presence in Europe'slargest national economy. Equinixpreviously committed to investing over $150 million(€131 million) in organic expansion of its German data centers for fiscal years 2018-2019.
Equinixoperates more than 200 IBX data centers in 52 markets, providing customers even more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix.
Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, Equinix:
"The German economy continues to be a source of strength in
Europe, and demand for interconnection continues to rise to meet the IT transformation needs of businesses. By expanding to a fourth market in Germany, Equinixwill provide multinational customers with greater choice of where they build their digital edge."
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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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