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Data centre company Equinix invests 1 billion dollars in the construction of six new data centres in Europe. This should support some of the biggest players in the cloud industry, such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The data centres are located in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Equinix has raised funding from Singapore GIC’s sovereign wealth fund, which it will use to set up new xScale facilities in Europe, writes Cloud Pro. All centres are located near or on the company’s International Business Exchange (IBX) campuses. The data centers must provide companies with increased connectivity and edge computing capabilities.

The facilities in London – LD10 – and Paris – PA8 – are sold to the fund that manages the one billion dollar joint venture. It is expected that the new data centres will be built at these locations.


Initially, Equinix only focuses on hyperscale companies. These are Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as Azure and Google Cloud Platform. These companies can use the xScale facilities to support their unique workloads.

The six xScale data centres, two of which will be located in London, will enable customers to add core deployments to their existing access points, allowing them to expand on a single platform. These have also been specifically developed to meet the technical and operational requirements of the workloads of hyperscale companies.

The infrastructure is managed by Equinix, which also provides for the employees. This while the infrastructure is connected to the company’s global platform to deliver an undisturbed experience for hyperscale companies.

Larger expansion

Equinix also announced in May this year that it would be working on a substantial expansion. Then the company said that 23 data centers will be upgraded. Twelve new specimens have to be placed worldwide. It was also announced that data centres were being built in Bulgaria, Finland, Warsaw and Hamburg.

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