The enterprise owned-and-operated data center is on the endangered species list. But let’s not write any obituaries yet! Enterprises still have critical data center needs, but those needs are changing dramatically. Today, IT leaders are being called on to deliver high-performing, data-intensive, dynamic applications and IT services to users distributed globally.
The building was designed after The Crystal Palace, which was built in 19th century London to host the first in a series of world fairs. Its glass, steel and sheer size (7 floors, 1.6 million square feet) make it one of the largest and most distinct buildings in the Dallas area. And inside, it’s got some trademark Equinix color and flair.
This year, Equinix is celebrating 20 years, and I’ve been here for almost all of them. I was here before Equinix had a single data center and I sweated out our early close calls. I’ve watched Equinix reach two decades, and we still have the same spirit I felt when I first walked in the door: We believe anything is possible, and we’re ready to work as hard as possible to prove it. That gives me a lot of confidence about the future.
From a fledgling start in some key U.S. metro locations, the Equinix Internet Exchange™ (IX) and its associated NSP/ISP peering ecosystem have grown to span almost all corners of our business around the world, and continues to expand and evolve in our global Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.
The acquisition also helps us to further strengthen our leadership position in the region. According to Synergy Research Group, the combined market share of Equinix and Metronode in Australia as of Q3 2017, was 18%, which surpassed all other individual market players in terms of colocation revenues.
Our newest data center in Hong Kong – HK5 is now open for service, reaching a milestone of 30 data centers in the region. This purpose-built facility is strategically located in close proximity to submarine cable landing stations and has low latency and private connection to entrenched financial services firms. Now, take a virtual tour of the brand new data center!
Our latest state-of-the-art IBX data center, DC12 just outside Washington D.C., is officially open for business! Check out these 12 amazing from inside and outside our facility. Enjoy!
Today’s hottest trade routes are digital, and they are connecting global commerce centers via high-speed fiber optic cable. They regularly traverse land and sea carrying everything from the latest video streaming sensations to the mission-critical cloud services that digital businesses can’t exist without.
In just the last week, Equinix has closed two deals in two EMEA locations separated by 2,000+ miles. But both deals illustrate our commitment to a single strategy that’s long driven Equinix: steady, careful expansion ahead of demand for Interconnection, which digital business is increasingly realizing it can’t do without.
The big news coming out of Oracle® OpenWorld 2017 last week was how Oracle is making its Oracle database and cloud platforms more intelligent and autonomous by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).