Data Center Company Equinix Expands in Washington, D.C. Area
October 28, 2017
Data center company Equinix has announced plans to expand in the Washington, D.C. area of the United States. Equinix, which has headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States, was established in 1998. The company specializes in ‘carrier-neutral’ data centers and operates in 44 markets globally. It offers a range of "enterprise-grade" internet services (including cloud services) to help companies "accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies". News of Equinix's latest plans comes on the heels of its recent acquisition of Spanish data center services provider Itconic.
Equinix has also announced the launch of DC12 - its latest 'International Business Exchange' data center and a $98.5 million facility located at the Ashburn campus in Virginia, United States. On completion it will add around 3,000 cabinets to Equinix's capacity. To date the company has invested "nearly $1 billion to build and expand its presence in the Washington, D.C. metro area" and has also acquired four plots of land totaling 34.5 acres with additional expansion in mind. Equinix also operates a data center campus in Culpeper, Virginia, which is also in the Washington, D.C. area.
"Northern Virginia is the largest data center market in the U.S. and attracts data center tenants from around the world that require interconnection to an extensive ecosystem of cloud and network providers," explained Equinix's President, Americas, Karl Strohmeyer." We believe the region will continue to see rapid growth as data centers race to provide capacity for fast-growing cloud service providers and the digital businesses that seek to connect to these clouds. Equinix's Ashburn campus embodies the kind of facility that is able to provide interconnection opportunities to businesses that need to improve their overall performance. The Equinix Washington, D.C. data centers are examples of how interconnection is evolving to help companies accelerate their digital transformation."