The new website provides access to a global digital business ecosystem and features highly efficient operations in line with Equinix’s global sustainability goals
REDWOOD CITY, California., September 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global digital infrastructure ™ company, today has a new International Business Exchange ™ (IBX®) data center in. opened Frankfurt, Germany. The new location to the west of the city, named FR8, will help Equinix meet the growing demand for personal connectivity and digital infrastructure in. cover up Germany, and supports companies from all industries in their digital transformation.
Equinix has invested overall $ 103 million in the new building. The first construction phase opened today expands the company’s colocation area by 4,800 m². This gives customers direct access to a global digital ecosystem of more than 10,000 companies from a wide range of industries as well as to networks, clouds and services through which they can network and innovate in order to ensure future business success.
Customers can use a wide range of interconnection and colocation services on the carrier-neutral FR8. These include the software-defined Equinix Fabric ™ service, which enables companies to connect quickly and flexibly to leading cloud and network providers worldwide; and Network Edge, which customers can use to virtually modernize networks. The Equinix Metal ™ automated bare metal service is also available on the Frankfurt Campus, so customers can configure and deploy the physical infrastructure in minutes.
“Frankfurt is not only a European financial capital, but also one of the world’s leading data hubs, “said Jens-Peter Feidner, Managing Director, Germany, Equinix. “With the accelerated digitization, which is manifesting itself across all industries, the need for computing power and private connectivity has also increased. Data centers are an essential part of the digital economy and provide the basic infrastructure through which companies, clouds and services are connected to each other in order to achieve innovation and success. The sustainable expansion and operation of this infrastructure is a central concern of ours; FR8 offers customers not only a high-performance IT infrastructure, but also one that is as efficient and climate-friendly as possible.
FR8 was developed with the aim of meeting the highest sustainability and efficiency standards. Like all new Equinix builds in Frankfurt, the data center will have a green facade and roof. Through this measure, the building fits into the cityscape and also makes a positive contribution to the local microclimate. Equinix is the first in its industry to commit to a global climate-neutral business based on science-based goals (SBTs) by 2030, and is a founding member of the Climate-Neutral Data Center Operators Pact, which reaffirms this goal at the European level. As with all Equinix sites in Germany, the new data center is operated with 100% renewable energy – guaranteed by a green electricity certificate from the local provider Mainova.
According to the Global Tech Trends Survey 2020-21 published by Equinix, sustainability is in for over 40% of companies surveyed Germany (this number is even higher worldwide at 54%).
“Colocation in data centers enables customers to save their own hardware, reduce operating costs and improve the energy efficiency of their digital infrastructure,” explains Jennifer Ruch, Director of Sustainability, Equinix. “Equinix is committed to continuously optimizing its data center design worldwide and investing in energy efficiency upgrades and new technologies to further reduce CO2 emissions. A local example of this is a joint pilot project with the Darmstadt start-up etalytics in Germanywhich aims to optimize the energy requirements for cooling data centers through the use of artificial intelligence (AI). “
So far, Equinix has invested $ 1.6 billion in Germany with facilities in Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg. The company has a network of over 230 IBX data centers in 65 markets worldwide.
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President, EMEA, Equinix:
“Direct access to clouds, partners and digital services is essential for companies to survive in the digital economy. With the new FR8 data center, we are expanding our presence at the strategically important ones Frankfurt campus and offers our customers additional capacities and networking options that enable them to implement their digitization on the basis of a highly efficient infrastructure. We expect the Sustainability measures taken in this context will make a valuable contribution to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. “
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the global leader in digital infrastructure, enabling digital leaders to leverage a trusted platform to bring together and connect the fundamental infrastructure that drives their success. Equinix enables today’s businesses to access the right places, partners, and opportunities they need to accelerate their benefits. Equinix gives you the flexibility to scale, accelerate digital service adoption, deliver world-class experiences, and multiply their value.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include the challenges of acquiring, operating, and building IBX data centers, designing, deploying, and deploying Equinix products and solutions, unexpected costs, or difficulty integrating businesses that we have acquired or will enter Equinix; failure to generate significant revenue from customers in recently built or acquired data centers; failure to enter into proposed funding agreements from time to time; Competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise raise funds to repay new or outstanding debt; the loss or decline in business of our key customers; Risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s most recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from Equinix upon request. Equinix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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