Dear Valued Customer:
Last December, Equinix entered into an agreement to acquire 29 data centers from Verizon. Located in 15 cities in North and Latin America, the expanded footprint gives you, our valued Equinix customers, access to interconnection services in these key markets, with proximity to customers and partners to help you meet your business goals. It will also enable our new customers in the 29 sites to expand with our global platform and ecosystems. Today, we are excited to announce that this deal with Verizon has successfully closed.
With the acquisition complete, Equinix offers you one of the largest data centre and interconnection platforms in the world. With over 175 data centres across 44 markets and growing, Platform Equinix™ helps customers like you drive innovation, value and growth – transforming your business and globally connecting you with employees, customers and partners.
The new data centres we begin operating today expand Equinix’s coverage to markets such as Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston, and they add more than 914,400 gross square metres of colocation capacity across these and existing key markets for Equinix, including Atlanta, Denver, New York, Seattle and Silicon Valley. The acquisition of these new data centres with approximately 1,000 customers, significantly increases the size and sophistication of our enterprise and government ecosystems, providing you with additional interconnection opportunities.
As digital business requirements touch every company, IT architectures need to adapt to this new reality and set of opportunities. Equinix continues to be a strategic business partner in helping you to solve for digital transformation by bringing your data to the digital edge — closer to your customers, employees and strategic partners. I encourage you to learn more about the value these new data centres and their customers bring to the global reach of Platform Equinix and how we can help you transform your IT operations for the digital era.
Thank you for your business,
Steve Smith, President and CEO, Equinix, Inc.
29 data centres
in North and Latin America
3 new metros
914,400 sq m
gross colocation capacity
Global expansion brings customers access to new markets and possibilities.
See how our latest proposed acquisition increases the scope and scale of our global platform: more sites, more metros, more capacity and more customers.
Increasingly, enterprises are leveraging hybrid IT to manage their enterprise resources and assets in the cloud, alongside their on-premises and colocation infrastructures. And with the expansion of hybrid IT in digital business, companies’ reliance and expectations around interconnection are also expanding.