Equinix opens new flagship data center in Frankfurt
Source: Edelman DABO , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri June 30, 2017 11:44 am

INTERNATIONAL.  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced an expansion of its presence in the Frankfurt market with the opening of its latest state-of-the-art data center.

Known as FR6, the new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center is located at Equinix’s Campus Kleyer as part of the digital campus in Frankfurt, Germany.

new facility offers low-latency connectivity to Europe and international markets, and is designed to meet enterprises’ need for data-intensive applications such as electronic trading, data analytics, and IOT scenarios such as autonomous driving — which require IT deployments closer to the digital edge.

The first phase of FR6 will add 1,325 cabinets and more than 72,000 gross square feet of data center space. The $92M investment in FR6 by Equinix is one of many new builds in its growing global platform of 175+ data centers and enables connectivity to customers and partners across digital supply chains.

“Businesses are increasingly interdependent and cloud-enabled, and they depend on social, mobile, cloud, IoT and analytics to compete. The old way of doing business is diminishing and future success depends on interconnection. We also see companies putting infrastructure in more markets around the world to optimize performance at the digital edge.

The new FR6 data center gives businesses another option for direct and secure connectivity in this key international market, as IT becomes more distributed,” said Eric Schwartz, President, Equinix EMEA.

By providing this increased capacity in Frankfurt - one of Europe's leading financial centers and a hub for banking, commerce and manufacturing, Equinix expands its role in advancing the digital economy's interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

For more information, please visit www.equinix.com.

 

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