Equinix-global interconnection and data centre company-will launch four new data centres in Tokyo, Dallas, Sao Paulo, and Sydney.
The expansion aims to create more capacity for companies in connecting to their partners, customers, and employees.
According to Equinix, the data centre in Tokyo will serve the needs of its financial services ecosystem, while the Dallas data centre will support global enterprises that require high power density, as well as connectivity to leading NSPs and CSPs in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Since Equinix's existing facility in Tambore is nearing capacity, the new data centre in Sao Paolo is aimed at addressing the increasing demand for collocation in Brazil as more businesses there outsource IT and leverage the cloud.
On the other hand, the data centre in Sydney will help Australian customers safeguard their mission critical data. It will also provide extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
"Global businesses are increasingly realising that interconnection is essential to deliver a rich, ubiquitous user experience, with the agility and actionable insight to enable new business models and enhanced productivity. This will be even more apparent as businesses locate their data closer to the edge to support the Internet of Things. Our focus on continually expanding our global interconnection platform means that wherever you grow, we'll be there," said Steve Smith, President and CEO of Equinix.
The move adds more than 3 million square feet of colocation space in Equinix's 37 data centres, and expands the company's global interconnection platform to nearly 150 data centres-including the five data centres launched in 2015 in New York, London, Singapore, Melbourne, and Toronto-by the end of 2016.
Equinix will also invest more than US$4.5 billion in acquisitions and organic growth this year. Last November, the company has acquired Bit-isle in Japan for US$275 million and Telecity Group in EMEA for US$3.8 billion which was completed last January.
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