Equinix is continuing with its growth initiative, announcing that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the coming weeks, increasing the scale of its platform by more than 10 percent.
In total, the service provider will add over 1 million square feet of new data center space to its portfolio. The new data centers will be opened in New York, Singapore, Melbourne, London and Toronto.
As part of this initiative, Equinix will bring the new data centers online across its interconnection platform of more than 100 data centers, a total investment of $227 million and representing an additional 4,200 new cabinets.
These are prime markets to build out new data centers.
Research firm TeleGeography has rated London, New York and Singapore as three areas that are in the top 12 global metros for "peak international Internet traffic." In addition, the London-to-New York route is the second largest international Internet traffic route globally with more than 1.82 Tbps of peak traffic.
In New York, the NY6 data center in Secaucus will enable Equinix to better address the largest financial, media and enterprise companies with colocation services and will meet enterprises' need for larger footprints to deploy data-intensive applications closer to the edge of their facilities.
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