On the colo floor of DA7 in Dallas.
Our customers are transforming their IT strategies to drive new business value in this interconnected era, and in 2016 we’ll invest more than $4.5B in acquisitions and organic growth to help them reach their ambitions.
As global businesses look to digital transformation to spark new revenue, deepen customer engagement and drive operational improvement, they cannot succeed without forging secure, direct connections to their partners, customers and employees. That has our customers looking for interconnection in more places than ever, and it means Equinix needs to be in more places than ever. 2015 was a huge year for us as we expanded our data center footprint with the addition of new data centers in New York, London, Singapore, Melbourne and Toronto. We followed that up with deals to acquire two regionally prominent data center providers — Bit-isle in Japan and Telecity in EMEA. Today, we’re announcing our plan to ramp this global expansion in 2016 so we can continue to be there for organizations around the globe who are relying on ever-increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.
This year, we will launch four new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers on four continents. We’re opening new IBXs in Dallas, Sao Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo, meaning we’ll be operating 149 facilities in 40 markets by year’s end. These sites will add nearly 200,000 square feet of new data center space at full build. This brings Equinix’s total global footprint to 14 million square feet, increasing the scale of Platform Equinix™ by more than 27 percent year-over-year.
That matters, because it gives our customers the interconnection capacity they need to connect people, locations, clouds and data. It brings them closer to their end users and partners all over the world, taking them right out to dispersed and mobile users at the network edge. The superior connections that come with that kind of proximity are key to high-quality service delivery and collaboration, and companies can’t compete without that.
Here’s a closer look at our newest facilities:
DA7 (Dallas) – The Dallas-Fort Worth region has long been a major Internet and peering exchange point for the Southern US, as well as a major communications hub between North and South America. Equinix’s DA7 data center will support leading global enterprises that require high power density, as well as connectivity to leading NSPs and CSPs in this increasingly strategic market.
SP3 (São Paulo) – Equinix’s new SP3 data center will answer pent-up demand for colocation in the State of São Paulo. SP3 will double the company’s capacity in Brazil, to meet demand as businesses increasingly outsource IT and leverage the cloud.
SY4 (Sydney) – The new SY4 facility more than doubles the colocation space at Equinix’s Sydney campus, providing capacity for the IT services that are in high demand in Australia, particularly cloud. SY4 will also be located near the central business district with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, providing extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific regions.
TY5 (Tokyo) – Equinix’s fifth Tokyo data center will be in close proximity to TY3, near Tokyo’s financial district. Together, these two data centers will further strengthen Equinix’s financial services ecosystem and offer a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services to the greater Tokyo area, the world’s most populous metropolitan area.
Since our founding 17 years ago, we’ve been dedicated to strategic, proactive expansion. The continued growth of our footprint in 2016 reflects our ongoing commitment to make sure that wherever our customers choose to grow their business visions and operations, we’re there.
Learn more about Equinix’s global interconnection platform.