Equinix's $3bn data centre projects driven by hyperscale connectivity
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) has provided details on its $3 billion xScale data centre program, including projects currently under development in Brazil, France, Japan and other markets.
The company said the planned global expansion will serve the growing demands of hyperscale companies that are deploying infrastructure at Equinix.
Equinix xScale data centres serve the core workload deployment needs of a targeted group of hyperscale companies.
“Equinix xScale facilities offer hyperscale companies the unique value of Platform Equinix, including access to business ecosystems, interconnection services and local market knowledge around the world,” said Krupal Raval, Managing Director, xScale, Equinix.
“Our xScale data centres are engineered to meet the technical, operational, and pricing requirements of hyperscale companies that require large amounts of space and power to support massive scaling across thousands of servers for cloud, big data analytics or storage tasks, with 10, 20, or even 50 megawatts of power, all while meeting Equinix’s sustainability commitments.”
With xScale data centres, hyperscale companies will have the ability to add core deployments to their existing access point footprints at Equinix.
On March 1, Equinix opened its first xScale data centre in Tokyo, TY12x. It operates in close proximity to 11 International Business Exchange IBX data centres in Tokyo.
“The adoption of hybrid and multicloud architectures is only picking up steam, and hyperscalers are looking for digital infrastructure partners that not only provide large amounts of space and power in strategic locations, but also a platform that enables them to interconnect with partners and customers,” said Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research.
“With the continued innovation around Platform Equinix and investments in purpose-built sites in Europe, Asia-Pacific and now Latin America as well, Equinix is well-positioned to meet hyperscalers’ needs for operational reliability, global reach, and interconnectivity to rich ecosystems that are critical to serving their customers worldwide.”