Equinix announces expansion of Dallas Infomart Data Center campus

Maria Nikolova

The expansion includes the opening of a new $142 million IBX data center and the launch of a 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) is expanding its Dallas Infomart Data Center™ campus with the opening of a new $142M International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center and the launch of its 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC).

The Equinix 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC) will provide a 5G and edge “sandbox” environment, enabling Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises to directly connect with the largest edge data center platform in order to test, demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and edge deployment and interoperability scenarios.

The Equinix 5G and Edge POCC aims to develop 5G and edge architectures that leverage ecosystems already resident at Equinix. It also aims to explore hybrid multicloud interconnectivty scenarios between MNOs, public clouds and private infrastructures. The aim is also to develop multiparty business models, partnering strategies and go-to-market motions for the nascent 5G and edge market.

The DA11 IBX is the ninth data center for Equinix in the Dallas metro area, and the second building on the growing Dallas Infomart campus. It is a four-story, state-of-the-art data center designed to deliver both small- and large-capacity deployments. The innovative, modular construction incorporates Equinix’s Flexible Data Center (FDC) principles, which leverage common design elements for space, power and cooling to reduce capital cost while ensuring long-term maintenance predictability.

For Equinix customers, this approach supports delivery of the highest standards for uptime and availability while lowering operating risk and complexity. It will provide needed capacity for businesses seeking to architect hybrid multicloud infrastructures within a dense ecosystems of customers and partners.

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