Equinix va investir dans 32 datacenters dans le monde, dont 19 en Europe, dont 4 en France, pour 6,9 milliards $

En image : la projection d’un futur datacenter Equinix à Paris

Equinix est sur le point de passer un accord avec le fonds souverain singapourien GIC, pour 6,9 milliards de dollars, en vue de construire des datacenters xScale sur 32 campus dans le monde.

19 projets de datacenters xScale sont programmés en Europe : Dublin (3), Frankfurt (5), Helsinki (1), London (2), Madrid (2), Milan (1), Paris (4) et Varsovie (1).

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Equinix and GIC to Add $3.9B to Expand xScale Data Center Program

Two-Year-Old Program to Grow to 32 Facilities Globally, Enabling the Largest Technology Companies to Expand on Platform Equinix

June 14, 2021 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure companyTM, today announced agreements for additional joint ventures in the form of limited liability partnerships with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, which when closed and built out will bring the xScaleTM data center portfolio to greater than $6.9 billion across 32 facilities globally.

xScale data centers add to Equinix’s global platform of more than 220 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers by serving the unique core workload deployment needs of a targeted group of hyperscale companies, including the world’s largest cloud service providers. After deal closing and buildout, the xScale data center portfolio will span three regions:

  • Europe: Dublin (3 xScale data centers), Frankfurt (5 xScale data centers), Helsinki (1 xScale data center), London (2 xScale data centers), Madrid (2 xScale data centers), Milan (1 xScale data center), Paris (4 xScale data centers) and Warsaw (1 xScale data center)
  • Asia-Pacific: Osaka (3 xScale data centers) and Tokyo (3 xScale data centers)
  • Americas: Mexico City (1 xScale data center) and São Paulo (3 xScale data centers)
  • Three additional sites are expected to be announced at a future date

Said Charles Meyers, CEO of Equinix: “For years, the world’s largest cloud service providers, including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, have partnered with Equinix to leverage its global platform of more than 220 data centers to directly connect to their strategic business partners and customers. With our xScale program, these hyperscalers can continue to grow at Equinix while in close proximity to an ecosystem of 10,000 customers. The joint venture arrangement of xScale enables these large deployments to be structured in an off-balance sheet model that aims to preserve capital for investment in our traditional retail data center and digital infrastructure business and maintain our strategic and financial flexibility.

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