Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers and 14 expansions of existing IBX data centers in 2017 as a part of its USD 1bn non-recurring capital expenditure expansion program, the company said.
Since the company´s founding, Equinix has invested more than USD 17bn (including the planned acquisition of a portfolio of data centers from Verizon Communications, Inc. as announced in December 2016) to extend its global footprint.
The expansions build on the significant global growth Equinix experienced in 2016, during which the company opened new data centers in key economic hubs including Dallas, Sydney and Tokyo, and integrated the acquisitions of Bit-isle in Japan and Telecity Group in Europe.
By providing additional capacity in 2017, Equinix continues to play an important role in helping companies to extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.
Equinix connects the world´s businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 41 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.