Equinix, a provider of global data centre services, has announced plans to build a new International Business Exchange data centre in Washington, D.C. Targeted to open in early 2013, the first phase is expected to cost US$88 million in expansion capital, and will have space for 1,200 cabinets with capacity for an additional 1,800 cabinets in future phases. The company also announced it will begin construction on phase two of its DC10 data centre for Business Suites, which is expected to be completed in Q4. Phase two of DC10 is expected to cost US$21 million in expansion capital. Phase one of DC10, which adds 15,456 sq ft of space, is scheduled to open next month.
The newest data centre, called DC11, will support growing demand for Platform Equinix in the D.C. metropolitan area, one of Equinix’s most interconnected and strategically important locations. DC11 will provide approximately 232,000 gross sq ft in total, with approximately 42,800 sq ft of customer floor space in its first phase. Additional capacity will be built out in multiple phases. Located adjacent to Equinix’s DC6 data center, the new site will have direct connectivity within the Equinix Ashburn campus.
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