Equinix Boosts Capacity to Meet Digital Transformation Demand

The data center provider is expanding global capacity by half to meet spiraling demand for digital services.

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For data center player Equinix, it's all about digital transformation. It is growing revenue as well as capacity, with digital transformation the main driver of both.

The company has embarked on a global growth binge, planning an extra 258MW in capacity – equivalent to half the current total - to come online over the next 18 months. "We’re trying to set ourselves up as the digital platform for transformation of enterprise customers," Equinix APAC president Jeremy Deutsch told Light Reading.

For data centers, digital transformation means businesses shifting their IT infrastructure into their facilities to get closer to customers and ensure better performance of digital services.

Deutsch says that while Equinix does a lot of business with hyperscalers, it believes the biggest upside is in enterprise. The company has over 10,000 customers, including more than half of all Fortune 500 companies.

"All of it comes back to the fact that companies in the digital world need to interconnect with each other and the location where that happens is at Equinix," Deutsch said.

The company is already in a sweet growth phase. It has just reported Q1 revenue of $2 billion, up 15%, with 36% higher operating income of $384 million.

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