Equinix Hits 110,000 Cross-Connects

The interior of an Equinix data center. Box uses Equinix facilities in California to host its primary infrastructure. (Photo: Equinix)

Equinix recently disclosed that its data centers now house more than 110,000 cross-connects, the physical intersections between networks that make the Internet work. The colocation provider also appointed Charles Meyers as COO and opened a new data center in Tokyo. Read More

Global Capacity Expands in 8 Equinix Sites

Network cabling at an Equinix data center (Photo: Equinix)

One of the trends we’ve seen at Equinix in recent quarters is companies deploying equipment across multiple colocation facilities. Today Global Capacity said it is expanding its Points of Presence (PoPs) into eight Equinix data centers. Read More

Schneider Electric Expands Agreement With Equinix to Germany and Italy


Schneider Electric will provide its Energy Management Procurement Services (EMPS) and sustainability services to the data center giant in Italy and Germany. The expanded agreement means that Schneider Electric provides its full range of EMPS services to a total of 110 Equinix facilities, saving the company $11 million since March of 2011. Read More

FireHost Secures $12 Million

Secure cloud hosting company FireHost receives $12 million in funding, Equinix hosts CNSX in Toronto, and Colt heads east to support cloud services in Asia with the help of KVH. Read More

IRS Review Puts REIT Conversions on Hold

Overhead cable trays run along the aisles between colocation cages in one of Equinix's Silicon Valley data centers (Photo: Equinix)

Are data centers real estate? That question is being examined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as it reviews its guidelines for real estate investment trusts (REITs), a process which could impact planned conversions by Equinix and Iron Mountain. Read More

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