October 23, 2007
Power upgrade makes additional space available at Equinix London West Datacentre
Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a leading provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, today announced that it has completed a power upgrade at its London West (LD2) datacentre.
To facilitate the upgrade, Equinix negotiated with the local power utility to increase the grid power serving the building. The company also enhanced the cooling infrastructure and the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and generator backup systems that support customers' needs for continuous and reliable power.
As a result of the upgrades, Equinix has made additional colocation space in the centre available to customers in a new purpose built suite. The concept was developed in partnership with a number of existing customers who have seen their power requirements increase significantly in recent years.
“This power upgrade has enabled us to help our existing customers grow as they seek to access more computing power,” comments Wynn McCabe, Sales Director of Equinix UK Ltd. “It has also allowed Equinix to release more colocation space which has been in demand for some time now. Furthermore, performing a complex upgrade in a live environment is particularly challenging and the team has achieved this while providing seamless power continuity to customers.”
LD2 is in a prime location close to the UK's Silicon Valley and on the A4 / M4 corridor. As one of the first sites to be opened, LD2 has a well-established customer base and is served by 17 network providers including Abovenet, Cable & Wireless, Colt, Exponential-e, Global Crossing, Verizon and Virgin Media.
The site offers access to the full suite of Equinix services and is connected via the IXLAN to Equinix's London City, London Park Royal, and London Slough datacentres, allowing for seamless multi-site solutions.
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix datacenters for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix datacenters serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 35 datacentres located in 17 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.
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