Data Centre Company Equinix Involved in Expansion of London Data Centre
5 September 2016
Data centre company Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) is reportedly involved in an expansion of the London Data Centre. With headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States Equinix offers ‘carrier-neutral’ data centres globally and provides services such as cloud services, co-location and ‘enterprise solutions’. It has partnered with cloud service providers like Google Cloud Platform and IBM SoftLayer to offer services to around 575 companies. Its investment in the London Data Centre will cost the company around £31.5 million, or $42 million.
The London Data Centre, or LD6 International Business Exchange (LD6), is located in Slough, United Kingdom. The centre has reached Phase Two of an expansion programme that underscores Equinix’s “continued commitment to the UK”. It is designed to support “businesses expanding in the UK” by providing the critical IT infrastructure necessary for its customers to “gain competitive advantage”. Phase Two will add 1,385 cabinets, bringing the centre’s operational capacity to 2,770 cabinets for services such as cloud-based co-location and continuity and disaster recovery options.
"As one of the most pivotal connection points in the world, London continues to play a significant role in facilitating the flow of data that supports the digital economy,” explained Equinix’s Managing Director UK , Russell Poole. “With the completion of the second phase of LD6, Equinix will 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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