Latest Equinix publications

Equinix acquires new land in Virginia for data centre expansion

Global data centre operator Equinix has announced that it has acquired over 34 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia, to expand its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre estate in the key U.S. connectivity hub. The plot, which was purchased for $34.5 million (approx. £28 million), is located close to Equinix’s existing Ashburn data centre… Read More

Equinix to expand data centre business in Switzerland

Citing Swiss regard for privacy and data protection, global data centre company Equinix is to purchase a data centre business from ICT-Center, based in Zurich, Switzerland. According to an official Equinix release, the facility is located next to two of its existing International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in the city, ZH2 and ZH4. The… Read More

Equinix data centres to introduce space laser connectivity

Equinix is to house a new laser network system within its global data centre facilities in partnership with space optics firm Laser Light, to beam IP bandwidth via satellites tens of thousands of miles above the Earth’s surface. According to a press release, the first Point of Presence (PoP) will be introduced at the Equinix… Read More

Equinix sells data centre assets to complete Telecity acquisition

American data centre operator Equinix has sold eight of its European data centre assets to San Francisco-based Digital Realty for a reported $874 million (approx. £676 million). The sale comes as one of the conditions stipulated by the European Commission in its approval of Equinix’s £2.6 billion acquisition of Telecity Group in January. Under the deal Equinix… Read More

Equinix signs solar power deal to power California data centres

Global data centre giant Equinix has announced that it will be partnering with renewable energy experts SunEdison under a power purchase agreement for 105 megawatts of new solar power. The agreement is expected to cover Equinix’s Californian business, including its Redwood City headquarters and 11 data centre sites across the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley… Read More