Equinix Continues Expansion of Swiss Operations with Second Data Center Planned for Geneva
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global provider of data center, today announced plans to build a new 4,500 square meters (48,400 square feet), a data center in Geneva, Switzerland. The new data center GV2 International Business Exchange ™ (IBX ®) is part of the strategy of continued expansion of Equinix to meet growing global demand for data center services and data will be the second company located in downtown Geneva . The new project is more than twice the data center earns in the region and is part of 1.4 billion U.S. dollars Equinix 2007-2010 expansion program for 15 of the 18 markets where it currently operates.
The data center will be built in phases with the first phase, scheduled to open in December 2009, adding to the capacity of 380 cabinets Equinix in the Swiss market. You will have a total capacity for 760 full build cabinets. Phases will further during 2010 and is scheduled to reflect market demand. GV2 center adds to an already impressive footprint in the country and the continuation of the recently announced planned expansion of Equinix in Zurich, with the addition of its data center ZH4.
GV2 The center, which will be located west of downtown, is based on the range of existing services hosted at Equinix Data Center in Geneva (GV1), which is a strategic location for telecom operators and ISPs Internet-based supply and businesses Geneva banks. Besides providing a centralized aggregation point for these networks operate, the center GV2 offer placement services and a variety of interconnection and interconnection services, including the direct connection between more than 30 networks. GV2 The center also connects directly to Equinix Zurich Geneva and elsewhere, making Equinix full range of services available to all customers operating in the region.
GV1 Equinix center is located 4.5 miles from GV2, and consists of 3,600 square meters (38,600 square feet) of gross area of data center company providing excellent connectivity many network service providers located in this key market. The existing data center offers a full range of placement, networking, support and monitoring services and is certified ISO9001.2000.
“In our recent growth plans in Zurich have shown, Equinix has committed to increase its operations in the Swiss market in order to meet growing local demand,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. “The expansion in Geneva, a key financial market is the next logical step for the company. With the addition of GV2 to expand its footprint in the datacenter, Equinix continues to demonstrate its leadership in this market.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data centers to ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content companies and financial and network services providers rely on Equinix knowledge and experience to protect and connect their most valuable information assets. Equinix operates 45 International Business Exchange ™ (IBX ®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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