U.K., Canada Data Centers Announced By Equinix

Equinix announced in mid-April that it opened two new computing facilities, one in Europe and one in North America.

The first, a U.K. data center located in Slough, England, is the company's sixth site in the London area. The nearly $80 million facility will create new pathways in and out of London for the LD6 International Business Exchange.

The England data center offers approximately 236,000 square feet of space and has the initial capacity for 1,300 cabinets. After a second stage of construction, another 1,300 cabinets will be made available and the facility will reach a total of 388,000 square feet. In an effort to promote data center sustainability, the site will utilize a mass air cooling system with indirect heat exchange and 100 percent ventilation. The facility will offer latency of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt, taking advantage of the more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links available inside.

Equinix also recently launched its second Toronto data center, capitalizing on the city's robust finance and business market.

The Canada data center covers approximately 34,000 square feet and will offer 675 cabinets in its initial phase. Equinix expects to invest more than $100 million into the facility over five stages. When fully complete, the Toronto data center will offer 106,000 square feet and capacity for 2,500 cabinets.

The U.K. data center and Canada data center are just two of Equinix's recent openings around the world. The company has also established a New York data center, a Singapore data center and a Melbourne data center in an attempt to create a more comprehensive global portfolio.

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