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Equinix To Open International Business Exchange Data Center In Dallas, Texas

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, will open a new International Business Exchange Data Center in Dallas, Texas.

Opening later this year, the new approximately $20 million IBX, called DA7, will support growing demand for interconnection in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, one of Equinix's most network-dense locations.

Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas Equinix said. "We have seen tremendous growth in the Dallas market and DA7 will give businesses increased flexibility to support their ever-changing IT needs. This includes businesses who need greater flexibility due to business drivers such as the Internet of Things and big data."

The facility will include an intial phase of 300 cabinets with 800 additional cabinets expected by Q2 2016. At full build the site will have approximately 40,000 sq ft of total colocation space and Equinix's total Dallas footprint will exceed 214,000 square feet of colocation space across six data centers.

According to company officials, four of Equinix's existing five Dallas data centers are located within the Dallas Infomart, a 1.6M square foot building with multiple diverse fiber entry points into the building. With close proximity to the Infomart, DA7 will offer connectivity to 275+ customers including leading network and cloud service providers, as well as the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

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