Digital infrastructure company Equinix, Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) today opened a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Located in the west of the city, the new site, named FR8, helps Equinix meet the growing need for private connectivity and digital infrastructure in Germany, and supports enterprises across all sectors with their digital transformation journeys.
Equinix has invested a total of $103 million in the new build. The first phase of the site, which opens today, adds 4,800 m² to the company’s colocation space. This offers customers direct access to a global digital ecosystem of more than 10,000 companies across a wide range of industries, as well as networks, clouds and services through which they can interconnect and innovate to ensure future business success.
Customers can leverage a broad range of interconnection and colocation services at the carrier-neutral FR8. These include the software-defined Equinix Fabric™ service, which enables enterprises to quickly and flexibly connect to leading cloud and network providers globally; and Network Edge, with which customers can virtually modernize networks. The automated bare metal service Equinix Metal™ is also available through the Frankfurt campus, allowing customers to configure and provision physical infrastructure within minutes.
FR8 has been designed with the aim to meet the highest sustainability and efficiency standards. Like all new Equinix builds in Frankfurt, the data center will have a greened facade and roof. This measure helps the building blend into the cityscape and also positively contributes towards the local microclimate. As with all Equinix sites in Germany, the new data center is powered with 100% renewable energy – guaranteed by a green power certificate from local supplier, Mainova.
To date, Equinix has invested $1.6 billion in Germany with facilities in Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg. Globally, the company has a network of over 230 IBX data centers in 65 markets.