Equinix has acquired a 130,000 square.ft. data centre in Frankfurt for reportedly USD 30 million and outlined plans to expand one of its New York sites following strong demand from financial services firms. The Frankfurt site, formerly operated by Exodus Communications, will have a total capacity of about 3300 cabinet equivalents. Equinix will invest up to USD 10 million in capital expenditures in the first phase. The firm has also announced that revenue for Q2 was USD213.2 million, 24% up on the same period the previous year. Net income was USD17.4 million, or USD0.44 a share, compared to SUD0.7 million, USD0.02 a share, in 2008. The data centre in Secaucus, New Jersey, is set for a USD 100 million expansion, adding 1250 sellable cabinets. Chi-X Europe, Deutsche Boerse, Nyse Liffe and 7ticks have all joined Equinix Financial eXchange recently in Frankfurt, while the Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, The International Securities Exchange and Fixnetix have signed up in New York.
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