Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, announced that it has completed the second phase expansion of its LD6 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Slough, London. This new phase further supports businesses expanding in the UK, providing customers with the critical IT infrastructure required to gain competitive advantage.
With $42M of capital investment, the second phase of LD6 will add 1,385 cabinets, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 2,770 cabinets. This expansion is also an indicator of Equinix’s continued commitment to the UK, where demand for data centers and colocation services in the cloud, enterprise and financial services sectors continue to grow.
Two FX sector CEO’s chimed in on the news and said the following:
Gordon McArthur, CEO, Beeks Financial Cloud:
“Platform Equinix has been a cornerstone for the Beeks Financial Cloud – enabling the speed, resilience and reduced latency our customers have come to expect. Our presence in the Equinix’s London data centers provides connectivity to all the major networks and cloud service providers, as well as financial services companies. This level of interconnection is what helps a business like Beeks to thrive. It’s more than a data center platform – it’s a platform for innovation.”
Lars Holst, CEO, CFH Clearing:
“CFH Clearing has a long-standing relationship with Equinix and leverages its interconnection platform in key markets around the world. London continues to be a critical connectivity point for our business and a strategic place to interconnect securely with ecosystem partners such as Beeks Financial Cloud and many others. We are glad to see Equinix continuing to invest in this market to enable future growth and opportunity.”