Equinix adds New York data center

Global interconnection and data center provider Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) has announced the opening of a new data center at the Equinix campus in Secaucus, NJ. The NY6 data center is designed to meet the colocation needs of financial, media, and enterprise companies who require larger footprints for data-intensive applications.

Global interconnection and data center provider Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) has announced the opening of a new data center at the Equinix campus in Secaucus, NJ. The NY6 data center is designed to meet the colocation needs of financial, media, and enterprise companies who require larger footprints for data-intensive applications.

The NY6 data center currently offers more than 16,000 square feet of colocation space and 720 cabinets. It is designed to expand to 33,000 square feet and 1,440 cabinets. Equinix spent $66 million to build the facility. The building brings Equinix's total footprint in the New York/New Jersey market to more than 517,000 square feet of colocation space dispersed over eight facilities in the area.

Equinix asserts its New York data centers currently serve more than 750 media and financial services companies and large enterprises, with more than 145 cloud and network service providers in the metropolitan area. The facilities also serve ad-tech companies via direct connections on the Equinix Ad-IX advertising exchange.

"The Equinix Secaucus campus is a very strategic asset for our company, as it is home to a broad ecosystem of financial services firms, managed service providers, and global networks," said Chris Isaacson, EVP, global CIO, BATS Global Markets. "Furthermore, our decision to move all of our U.S. markets to the Equinix Secaucus campus was based on the cost efficiencies that come from being able to connect to so many markets and member firms on this growing, interconnected campus."

Equinix announced last week that it plans to open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers on four continents in the coming weeks.

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