Equinix Extends the Digital Edge with 12 New Data Centers and 23 Expansions Opening in 2019
The following new IBX data centers will open in 2019 and, where applicable, will be directly connected to other Equinix IBX data centers within each metro via fiber links between the sites.
Paris– In March 2019, Equinixopened PA8—its eighth IBX in the Parismetro, and the first new build dedicated to hyperscale customers. Equinixhas had early success with PA8, which is currently over 60% pre-leased. Shanghai– In February 2019, Equinixopened its fifth IBX in Shanghai. Located in the Pudong Free-Trade Zone, the SH6 IBX data center is the largest Equinixfacility in Shanghaiand is a hub for the trading and financial services sectors.
Q2 Planned Openings
Helsinki– Equinixwill open its seventh IBX data center in Helsinki, HE7, as announced on November 28, 2018. Helsinkiis a digital gateway bridging the gap between Russia, the Baltic states and the rest of Europethrough direct digital routes. London– In April 2019, Equinix opened, LD7, its eighth IBX in Londonto support the growing demand of this strategic market. Including current expansion projects, Equinixwill have invested over $1.2 billionto build and expand its presence in the Londonarea. Sofia– Equinixwill extend its presence in Bulgaria, opening its second IBX in Sofia, SO2, as announced on October 4, 2018. Bulgariais a strategic location within the Balkans with access to the EU, Turkeyand the Caucasus. Tokyo– To support the growing demand for increased levels of interconnection from the cloud, network, and financial services sectors, Equinixwill open its eleventh and largest IBX in Tokyo, TY11.
Q3 Planned Openings
Melbourne– Equinixwill open its fourth IBX in Melbourne, ME2, as announced on March 11, 2019. Equinix Melbourne IBX data centers offer strong network and cloud connectivity as well as direct access to the Victoria Internet Exchange. In addition, Equinix Melbourne data centers allow Equinixcustomers to be located in the second-largest economy in Australia. Seoul– South Koreais one of the top 15 largest economies in the world and one of the most vibrant digital economies globally—with high bandwidth and advanced applications driving many of its industries. To support this high-growth market, Equinixwill open its first IBX in South Korea, SL1, as announced on January 14, 2019. Sydney– Equinixwill open its eighth IBX in Sydney, SY5, as announced on February 25, 2019. SY5 will be Equinix'slargest IBX in Australia. Warsaw– Continuing its investment in Eastern Europe, Equinix will open WA3, its third IBX in Warsaw, Poland. Warsawis the capital city of the second-largest economy in Eastern Europe, and is a popular regional headquarters location for large multinational corporations.
Q4 Planned Openings
Hamburg– HH1, the first IBX in Hamburg, extends Equinixto its fourth metro in Germany. As announced on January 10, 2019, HH1 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. Singapore– Equinixwill open its fourth IBX in Singapore, SG4, as announced on January 7, 2019. SG4 will be strategically situated at the East of Singaporein one of the country's five data center clusters—Tai Seng Industrial Estate—providing location diversity from the three existing Equinix IBX data centers in Singapore.
2019 Expansions of Existing IBX Data Centers – In addition to the 12 new IBX openings in 2019,
- Equinix Sustainability – Equinix is committed to designing, building and operating its data centers with high energy efficiency standards, and it has a long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for the company's global platform. In 2018,
Equinixsourced clean and renewable energy for over 90% of its global data center footprint.
- Equinix Today – Equinix currently operates 202 IBX data centers in 24 countries and 52 metros across 22.2 million gross square feet of data center space. With more than 341,000 total interconnections that connect companies within the
Equinixecosystem, the company has more than 9,800 customers, including more than 1,800 networks and more than 2,900 cloud and IT service providers. Equinixcustomers include nearly half of the Fortune 500 and thirty-five percent of the Forbes Global 2000.
Kelly Morgan, Vice President – Datacenter Infrastructure & Services, 451 Research
"Connectivity is critical for the development of modern distributed, hybrid, multi-cloud environments. Datacenter facilities that offer the ability to interconnect with an extensive ecosystem of network and cloud providers can provide enterprises with distinctive strategic advantages in their markets.
Charles Meyers, CEO, Equinix
"As digital transformation is reshaping virtually every industry across the globe, companies are thinking differently about how they interact with every element of their supply chain, and a clear architecture of choice is emerging – one that is cloud-first, distributed and hybrid. To achieve this, their architecture needs to be deployed at the digital edge, where
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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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