Equinix Opens Third Paris Data Center

Equinix has opened its third International Business Exchange data center in Paris, the company said today. The PA3 IBX data center was built to handle growing demand for Equinix’ colocation and interconnection services. The new PA3 facility was built at the Saint Denis campus 15 minutes north of Paris, which also houses the company’s PA2 data center. When fully built out, the PA3 IBX data center will have 116,230 square feet of available gross space (10,800 gross square meters).

“Through our ongoing strategy of disciplined expansion, Equinix has reinforced its position as a global leader in the data center market with the latest expansion of its footprint in Paris,” said Michel Brignano, French General Manager, Equinix. “As demand for our services in this important metro remains strong, the PA3 IBX data center provides important growth capacity and additional space for further expansions, placing us in an excellent position to respond quickly to the needs of the market and support our customers as they expand.”

PA3 is the third in a series of recently announced IBX data center openings, joining the recently opened GV2 IBX data center in Geneva, Switzerland, and the LD5 IBX data center in London, England. The company has also announced plans to open a fourth IBX data center in Zurich, Switzerland, which is expected to open in Q2 2010.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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