March 13, 2008
Equinix opens 2,500m2 expansion at its ISO 9001-2000 certified Paris Saint-Denis datacentre
Paris, FRANCE — 13 March 2008: Equinix Inc, (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacenters and Internet exchange services, has announced that a further 2,500m2 of highly-specified datacentre space is now available at its ISO 9001-2000 certified Paris Saint-Denis (PA2) site.
The expansion comes as a shortage of available datacentre space affects the Paris market, which comprises one of the fastest growing markets in Europe, yet has one of the lowest fully-fitted vacancy rates. Equinix has responded to demand from financial services companies and other enterprise organisations by opening this additional space at its St Denis site, which equates to 1,250 racks.
Following the acquisition of an initial space in St Denis in 2006 and a first extension in early 2007, this announcement enables Equinix to offer a total of 6,000m2 of highly specified datacentre space at this particularly well located site. The site has been built out to Equinix's high standards allowing it to provide uncompromising levels of datacentre service in terms of power supply, cooling, environmental control, security and technical expertise.
The new space is open to customers immediately, and in most cases customer deployments can be completed within six to twelve weeks.
“Expanding Equinix's Paris St Denis centre and the timely release of additional space to this underserved market is evidence of Equinix's efforts to meet customer demand and to provide high-level technical infrastructure solutions. Furthermore, we believe our services generate a total cost of ownership saving of up to 40% over the first five years when compared to an on-site server room or datacentre,” comments Michel Brignano, General Manager - France for Equinix.
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.