At Equinix, we talk about global reach frequently. It is essential to what has always driven us: the demand for superior interconnection.
Think about it. Efficient, high-performance, secure interconnection is not possible if customers can’t get close to the markets, the clouds and the data they seek … anywhere in the world!
Digital business demands real-time access to global partners and the ability to deploy IT rapidly and cost-effectively on a worldwide basis. Leading companies must meet their customers at the digital edge, the place where the physical and virtual worlds meet and business transpires.
Equinix is miles ahead
Today, the ability to meet this need puts Platform Equinix miles ahead of the competition. That’s because we saw the world changing – and we made sure our customers were ready. In 2017, we will further extend our lead in the marketplace.
This year, Equinix will open five new International Business Exchange data centers, expand 14 existing facilities and acquire strategic parcels of land for additional expansion.
Our continued expansion comes as the shift to digital disrupts businesses worldwide, forcing them to transform their IT architectures to be agile and dispersed enough to be where their business demands.
Our commitment to continuous, thoughtful expansion means that wherever our customers need us, we’ll be there, in 2017 and beyond.
New capacity to meet new opportunity
In 2016, organic growth saw us open new data centers in three key metros: Dallas, Sydney and Tokyo. We also integrated significant acquisitions of the Japanese data center company Bit-isle and the European data center provider Telecity.
We’ll add to that this year, with new data centers in five markets that are well-established global data and communications hubs:
Our growth in 2017 also includes expansions in 14 existing facilities, including data centers in Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, Singapore, Toronto and Zurich.
We’ve also invested $34.5 million to acquire 34.5 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to our Asbhurn, Va., campus, giving us room to build multiple new data centers in one of the world’s most densely interconnected locations.
Article by Charles Meyers, Equinix Blog Network