La transaction accélère la stratégie de croissance de l'interconnexion sur le campus London Slough d'Equinix




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REDWOOD, Californie et LONDRES – Le 6 Février 2017 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), fournisseur international d’interconnexions et de datacentres, a annoncé aujourd'hui la conclusion d'une transaction pour l'achat d'IO UK, société d’exploitation de datacentres à Slough, Royaume-Uni.  Le bâtiment, rebaptisé LD10, est situé proche du datacentre Equinix existant à Slough, et aidera à répondre à la demande croissante de connectivité des infrastructures numériques au Royaume-Uni et en Europe.

Les bâtiments IO UK ont été ouverts en 2015. Sur la période allant jusqu’au 31 décembre 2015, soit le dernier exercice financier pleinement publié, IO UK a généré des revenus d'environ 1,4 million de dollars. L'accord a été signé le 7 janvier 2017 et l'acquisition a été conclue le 3 février 2017.

Highlights / Key Facts

The UK is a global leader in cross-border connectivity.  According to a new report by TechUK, the UK accounts for 11.5 per cent of global cross-border data flows in 2015— compared with 3.9 per cent of global GDP and 0.9 per cent of global population. Cross-border data flows for the UK increased 28 times between 2005 and 2015 and are expected to grow another 5 times through 20211. LD10 will be the latest UK data center asset on Equinix’s global interconnection platform which will support this increase in data traffic and facilitate the movement of it worldwide.
The LD10 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center will be tethered to the other data centers (LD4, LD5, LD6) on the Equinix Slough campus, enabling customers to easily interconnect with one another across business ecosystems for maximum collaboration across digital supply chains. The Slough campus also offers low-latency connectivity to key markets from London such as 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt.
LD10 will add approximately 350 cabinets of sold capacity and a total colocation space of approximately 3,340 cabs once the facility is completely built out. The data center currently has a customer mix that maps closely to Equinix’s existing base including financial services, enterprise, and networks. IO UK’s Slough data center contains Baselayer Modular Data Center units, which Equinix will maintain and expand, as needed.
Today, Equinix’s U.K. data centers are business hubs for nearly 1,300 companies and the Equinix Slough campus sits at the center of Europe’s largest financial trading community, with approximately 25% of European equities trades originating at this location. Businesses can also access a broad range of more than 200 network service providers, as well as leading cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer and Google Cloud Platform which are available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange™.
With the current IT transformation underway, enterprises increasingly require low-latency network connectivity, access to cloud service providers in top global markets and interconnection with customers and partners across their digital supply chain to run their corporate IT. LD10 will enable Equinix customers to evolve from traditional businesses to "digital businesses" ? the need to globally interconnect with people, locations, cloud services and data.  Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, closer to end-users and local markets.
With this transaction Equinix now operates 147 IBX data centers in 40 markets, providing customers even more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix™.
RBC Capital Markets served as Equinix's financial advisor, and Slaughter and May acted as Equinix's external legal advisors in connection with this transaction.

Quotes
Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, Equinix:

“London remains a global economic engine, with leading enterprises and cloud service providers making it a primary hub for IT infrastructure.  Adding additional interconnection and capacity in this market enables local and international customers to leverage Platform Equinix to meet their changing business needs – whether that is to connect to networks, clouds, or financial markets – Equinix is the place to be.”


Additional Resources
Equinix to Acquire Portfolio of 24 Data Center Sites from Verizon in $3.6 Billion Deal [press release]
Equinix Solidifies EMEA Data Center Portfolio [press release]
Equinix Invests $42M in London Data Center Expansion [press release]
The Successful Cloud-Enabled Enterprise [infopaper]

À propos d’Equinix
Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq : EQIX) connecte les entreprises leaders du monde entier à leurs clients, employés et partenaires au sein des datacentres les plus interconnectés qui soient. Présent sur 40 marchés et sur 5 continents, Equinix est la plateforme où se réunissent les entreprises afin de découvrir de nouvelles opportunités et d’accélérer la mise en œuvre de leurs stratégies commerciales, informatiques et cloud. equinix.com.

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