Equinix Unveils Plan to Increase Size of Dallas IBX Data Center Footprint

April 22, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolboxFOSTER CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to increase the size of its presence in the Dallas metro with the addition of a new Dallas 2 (DA2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX)® data center. Residing in the same location as the company’s DA1 IBX data center, the new facility will initially add approximately 40,000 gross square feet of data center space and 420 cabinet equivalents. The new development will significantly increase Equinix’s presence in the fourth largest metro area in the United States, a market that includes 25 of the Fortune 500 companies and is home to companies across many industries such as defense, telecommunications, mobility and cloud/IT technology services.

The DA2 IBX data center will be built out in two phases. The first phase represents an expected investment of approximately $25 million and is targeted for completion during the first quarter of 2011. The second phase, subject to demand, will add an additional 30,000 gross square feet and approximately 420 additional cabinet equivalents when completed.

“This expansion demonstrates the strong customer demand for Equinix services in the Dallas market,” said Peter Ferris, president, Equinix US. “The Dallas-Fort Worth market is one of the largest concentrations of companies headquartered in the United States, including several data-centric industries such as telecommunications and IT services that rely on Equinix data center services.”

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets.  Equinix operates 51 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 19 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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