Equinix opens new Seattle data centre

15 March 2013 | Kavit Majithia


Data centre provider Equinix has announced it is to open a second International Business Exchange data centre in Seattle.

The company’s SE3 data centre will be adjacent to its SE2 operation, and offers an expansion space for customers with existing deployments in the location.

Demand for data centre and interconnection services continues to grow in the Seattle metro area from network, cloud and content providers. The SE3 IBX facility gives companies the opportunity to extend their footprint across northwestern US and western Canada, and leverages the Equinix footprint.

“Equinix provides some of the best facilities and operational support out there, which is critical in meeting our customers’ expectations,” said Jesse Proudman, CEO of leading cloud and hosting services company Blue Box. “With our newly deployed infrastructure in SE3, we have no doubt that the network proximity and growth opportunities that Equinix’s ecosystem offers will further solidify our competitive edge.”

It will add approximately 51,000 square feet of data centre space and capacity, offering direct connectivity to the Seattle Internet Exchange.

“The Seattle market is an important communications hub for the Pacific Northwest and a distribution point for IP traffic to Asia Pacific,” added Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix. “With SE3, we can offer the many cloud, network and digital content companies in Seattle the ability to directly connect with their customers and partners in order to improve application performance and generate new revenue opportunities.”