Equinix: On-Ramp to the Cloud?


Equinix (EQIX) has seen a “meaningful increase in demand” from cloud computing providers looking to host their infrastructure. “We have a tremendous opportunity to connect the world’s clouds through Equinix,” said CEO Steve Smith. Read More

Equinix Expands in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf

Equinix (EQIX) today announced the opening of new data centers in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf, along with plans to expand its existing Frankfurt-2 (FR2) center. The company said the expansions are part of a wider strategy to increase data center capacity in Frankfurt, a major global trading hub. Read More

Switch & Data Sale Slowed by Regulators

Colocation provider Switch & Data (SDXC) said today that its planned $700 million sale to Equinix (EQIX) will be delayed by requests for additional information from federal antitrust regulators. The company said the transaction is now likely to close in the second quarter of the year, rather than the first quarter. Read More

Switch and Data Had Another Suitor

The biggest deal in the data center industry for 2009 was the news that Equinix (EQIX) would acquire Switch and Data in a $689 million transaction. As the year draws to a close, we’re learning more about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the deal, in which Switch and Data (SDXC) spent months weighing competing bids from Equinix and an unnamed international provider.
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European Data Center Revenue May Double

A report published by Tariff Consultancy Ltd notes that European data centre revenue is “set to more than double over the five year period from 2010 to 2015, with net raised floor space to increase by 70%, driven primarily by price increases.” Read More

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