Equinix Invests $42M in London Data Center Expansion
Highlights / Key Facts
- With the fifth largest GDP by metropolitan area in the world,
Londonis a key player in the global digital economy. Equinix'sLD6 campus is one of the fastest-growing in the UKand has been established as a hub for businesses to interconnect in a secure colocation environment.
- With more than 90 network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic sub-sea cables, LD6 is one of the busiest network nodes in the
UK, and offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt. This makes it an optimal high-performance hub for cloud and content service provision.
- The facility also houses
LINX, one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges, and serves as a virtual financial center for more than 170 financial services companies. A quarter of European equities trades flow through Equinixdata centers.
- Following this latest investment,
Equinix'sLD6 London Slough campus will provide more than 408,000 square feet (38,000 square meters) of net premium colocation space interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links, increasing scale and resilience. Additionally, with seven data center sites strategically located throughout London, Equinixprovides businesses with increased options for business continuity and disaster recovery.
- According to a recent report by
Gartnerentitled, Colocation-Based Interconnection Will Serve as the 'Glue' for Advanced Digital Business Applications, "Digital business is enabled and enhanced through high-speed, secure, low-latency communication among enterprise assets, cloud resources, and an ecosystem of service providers and peers. Architects and IT leaders must consider carrier-neutral data center interconnection as a digital business enabler."
- LD6 houses many customers benefiting from Platform Equinix™. Beeks Financial Cloud is a
UK-based customer that leverages Platform Equinix across a number of markets, directly connecting to financial market participants, cloud services providers and networks. Originally deployed in LD4, Beeks has continued to expand to other Equinixsites across the globe as its business required more capacity and scale.
Londoncustomer is CFH Clearing. Part of the CFH Group, the STP trading venue provides sophisticated technology solutions for global clients including banks, brokers and professional traders. The company works with both Beeks and Equinix, relying on Equinixfor maximum connectivity and low latency.
- With 146 IBX data centers in 40 markets including seven data centers in
London(LD1, LD3, LD4, LD5, LD6, LD8 and LD9), Equinixprovides customers with even more ways to connect with other businesses across the globe.
Gordon McArthur, CEO, Beeks Financial Cloud:
"Platform Equinix has been a cornerstone for the Beeks Financial Cloud – enabling the speed, resilience and reduced latency our customers have come to expect. Our presence in the
Equinix's Londondata centers provides connectivity to all the major networks and cloud service providers, as well as financial services companies. This level of interconnection is what helps a business like Beeks to thrive. It's more than a data center platform – it's a platform for innovation." Lars Holst, CEO, CFH Clearing:
"CFH Clearing has a long-standing relationship with
Equinixand leverages its interconnection platform in key markets around the world. Londoncontinues to be a critical connectivity point for our business and a strategic place to interconnect securely with ecosystem partners such as Beeks Financial Cloud and many others. We are glad to see Equinixcontinuing to invest in this market to enable future growth and opportunity." Russell Poole, managing director UK, Equinix:
"As one of the most pivotal connection points in the world,
Londoncontinues to play a significant role in facilitating the flow of data that supports the digital economy. With the completion of the second phase of LD6, Equinixwill bring to market more opportunity for interconnection to connect companies to their customers, employees and partners and to ultimately accelerate their business performance."
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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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