Equinix gears for data centre expansion following land acquisition
The company has acquired 34 acres of land in the Ashburn data centre campus in Virginia, US.
Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced it has purchased four parcels of land spanning 34.5 acres in Loudon County, Virginia.
Located close to the company's existing Ashburn data centre campus, the new acquisition will give Equinix the space to construct new International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data centres.
Acquired at a price of $34.5m, the newly acquired land is located at the Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway.
Commenting on the acquisition, Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas, Equinix, said: "The increasing pace of the shift to digital is having a significant impact on global businesses, pushing their IT operations closer to the digital edge where their customers, partners and employees are located.
"The acquisition of this property will enable Equinix to accommodate the growing number of global companies that are solving the digital edge through interconnection with the robust ecosystem of strategic business partners located at Equinix's Ashburn campus."
The announcements marks the latest development in Equinix's acquisition of the Ashburn property, as well as the company's strategy to expand, both in terms of land and facilities.
Over the last year, the company has purchased numerous land areas to expand its key campuses. These include the recent expansions in Ashburn, as well as Silicon Valley and Chicago. Additionally, the company has purchased Equinix IBX buildings in Amsterdam, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.