Equinix Internet Exchange to Open in Finland
Highlights / Key Facts
- Global Internet traffic is increasing at a compound annual rate of more than 33% between 2012 and 20161 and IP traffic will continue to grow at 22% per year over the next three years, increasing almost three-fold in the period 2015-20202. According to the
451 Researchreport, Interconnection 101, "to deal with the large amount of Internet traffic and keep up with the significant growth, networks are peering with a greater number of interconnections at any specific location, and they are interconnecting in more locations."
- In addition to housing this public peering fabric,
Equinix'scarrier-neutral global data centers are the chosen home for the world's leading network service providers, content and digital media companies, enterprises, financial firms, and cloud computing platforms to privately peer in its exchange points around the world. By bringing the Equinix Internet Exchange with 2.4Tbps of capacity to Finland, companies that are located in the Nordics will be able to more easily consume or sell their services seamlessly to the rest of Europeand abroad. Equinixcurrently operates six data centers in Finland, all in the Helsinkimetropolitan area, which offer campus and metro-wide connectivity, providing customers with the full range of interconnection options ― buying transit from an ISP, using Equinix Internet Exchange for public peering, or peering privately over cross connects ― all without having to move equipment or changing data center facilities. Customers can take advantage of cost savings and performance improvements by migrating large public peering partners to private network interconnection with the Equinixcampus cross-connect system. Equinix's Helsinkidata centers are also facilitating Internet connectivity growth locally by anchoring the new Cinia submarine cable system, C-Lion1, between Finlandand Germany, providing a bridge between Russia, the Baltic countries, and network nodes in Central Europe. With a record-breaking capacity of 144 Tbps and round trip rate of less than 20 milliseconds between Helsinkiand Frankfurt, Equinixcustomers will be able to take advantage of enhanced international capacity, network latency and performance, as well as Finland'sclimatic and competitive power pricing benefits.
Eric Schwartz, president EMEA, Equinix:
"The growth and rapid evolution of the digital economy demands ever-increasing levels of network performance and capacity.
Equinixwill help address this challenge by opening the Equinix Internet Exchange in Helsinki, which will build on the success we've had developing Internet Exchanges in Zurichand Paris. This, combined with the power of Platform Equinix, will enable businesses in Finlandto meet their global digital transformation objectives and optimize digital relationships." Taneli Vuorinen, senior vice president, Cinia Group:
"With the C-Lion1 submarine cable connecting
Finlandand Germany, Cinia has built the Northern Digital Highway, which sets Finlandon the top of the list for global digital pioneers when choosing a favorable location for data intensive operations. We are delighted to connect directly to Equinix IBX data centers in Frankfurtand Helsinki, as well as to the new Equinix Internet Exchange in Helsinki. This global footprint of highly reliable data centers, combined with reliable and low-latency connectivity services, establish business ecosystems which are ideally suited for digital operations across enterprise, carrier and financial markets. As the submarine cable was partly funded by the Finnish government, the connection is expected to benefit Finland'snational economy through significant indirect effects in several industries."
- What Makes Finland a Cool Data Center Destination? [blog]
- Equinix Expands Data Center Leadership Position With Close of Telecity Acquisition [press release]
- Cinia Connects to Equinix Data Centers in
Frankfurtand Helsinki[press release]
- Resources from Invest in
Finlandabout Finlandas data center location [website]
- Equinix Internet Exchange [data sheet]
Forward Looking Statements
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1 Telegeography Capacity & Traffic Trends, Primetrica 2016
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