Equinix today announced the opening of its fifth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Dallas, Texas. The new Dallas site adds 34,000 gross square feet of data center space and 450 cabinet equivalents to Equinix colocation footprint. The facility represents an investment of approximately $25 million for the first phase of a two-phase build-out. The second phase has planned capacity for approximately 23,000 gross square feet of additional space and approximately 450 additional cabinet equivalents.
Dallas is a key Internet and peering exchange point for networks due to its central location in the U.S. and proximity to many telecommunications companies in its Telecom Corridor. Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth largest metro area in the United States and the 12th largest in the world.
"Equinix has long catered to the high concentration of telecommunications and IT services companies in and around Dallas-Fort Worth," said Charles Meyers, president of North America for Equinix. "With strong demand for our peering and interconnection services in this market we continue to invest in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro to support our customers’ and partners’ growth and performance requirements."
Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) operates a platform of data centers in 35 global markets around the world. Its customers include more than 3,275 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies and more than 625 network service provider.