Equinix has announced an expansion of its presence in the Frankfurt market with the opening of its latest data centrd. Known as FR6, the new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre is located at Equinix’s Campus Kleyer as part of the digital campus in Frankfurt, Germany.
The new facility offers low-latency connectivity to Europe and international markets, and is designed to meet enterprises’ need for data-intensive applications such as electronic trading, data analytics, and IOT scenarios such as autonomous driving — which require IT deployments closer to the digital edge.
The first phase of FR6 will add 1,325 cabinets and more than 72,000 gross square feet of data center space. The $92M investment in FR6 by Equinix is one of many new builds in its growing global platform of 175+ data centers and enables connectivity to customers and partners across digital supply chains.
“Businesses are increasingly interdependent and cloud-enabled, and they depend on social, mobile, cloud, IoT and analytics to compete. The old way of doing business is diminishing and future success depends on interconnection. We also see companies putting infrastructure in more markets around the world to optimize performance at the digital edge. The new FR6 data centre gives businesses another option for direct and secure connectivity in this key international market, as IT becomes more distributed,” said Eric Schwartz, President, Equinix EMEA.