Equinix to launch IX in Finland

30 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Equinix will help increase internet connectivity for Finnish businesses from Q1 2017 with the launch of an Internet Exchange (IX) in Helsinki, Finland.

By bringing the Equinix IX with 2.4Tbps of capacity to Finland, companies that are located in the Nordics will be able to more easily consume or sell their services seamlessly to the rest of Europe and abroad.

"The growth and rapid evolution of the digital economy demands ever-increasing levels of network performance and capacity,” said Eric Schwartz, EMEA president at Equinix.

“Equinix will help address this challenge by opening the Equinix Internet Exchange in Helsinki, which will build on the success we've had developing internet exchanges in Zurich and Paris. This, combined with the power of Platform Equinix, will enable businesses in Finland to meet their global digital transformation objectives and optimize digital relationships."

Equinix currently operates six data centres in Finland, all in the Helsinki metropolitan area, which offer campus and metro-wide connectivity, providing customers with the full range of interconnection options ― buying transit from an ISP, using Equinix IX for public peering, or peering privately over cross connects.

Equinix's Helsinki data centers are also facilitating internet connectivity growth locally by anchoring the new Cinia C-Lion1 subsea cable. With a record-breaking capacity of 144Tbps and round trip rate of less than 20ms between Helsinki and Frankfurt, Equinix customers have enhanced international capacity, network latency and performance.

Taneli Vuorinen, senior vice president at Cinia Group, added: “We are delighted to connect directly to Equinix IBX data centres in Frankfurt and Helsinki, as well as to the new Equinix Internet Exchange in Helsinki. This global footprint of highly reliable data centres combined with reliable and low-latency connectivity services, establish business ecosystems which are ideally suited for digital operations across enterprise, carrier and financial markets.”