Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the opening of its newest International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Silicon Valley, located at its Great Oaks campus in San Jose. The $122M facility, named SV10, will support the increasing demand for interconnection capacity to accelerate business performance and drive digital transformation.
Equinix data centres in the Silicon Valley region are the business hub for more than 625 customers and represent the second-largest internet exchange point in North America. With the addition of SV10, Equinix has invested a total of nearly $400 million in the local economy with its Great Oaks campus, and has additional land in the area for future expansion, as demand arises. These facilities house rich ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT service providers, and enterprise customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical business data with their customers and partners through interconnection.
Interconnection is paramount for companies in the Silicon Valley campus. In fact, according to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the United States is the largest and most advanced region for Interconnection Bandwidth growth, with 82% of enterprises’ bandwidth expected to be dedicated to interconnection to networks and cloud by 2020. And Silicon Valley represents one of the top four fastest-growing regions within the US, with a forecasted 39% Interconnection Bandwidth growth through 2020.
The initial phase of SV10 will add 37,000+ square feet (3,400+ square metres) of colocation space. It will include space for 930 cabinets, and two additional expansion phases are planned. At full build, the facility will provide capacity for 2,820 cabinets.
Equinix has a long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for its global platform, and continues to make advancements in the way it designs, builds and operates its data centres with high energy-efficiency standards. SV10 sets the green standard for future Equinix IBX builds. It is a LEED Silver Certified building that meets the strict water reduction standards and will feature indirect evaporative cooling (IDEC) technology which dramatically reduces water use; hot aisle containment; accessibility to and from public transportation; and rooftop solar and fuel cells for sustainable energy production.