Latest Equinix publications

Equinix to buy Metronode data centres

Equinix has agreed to acquire Metronode’s Australian data centre properties for $1 billion AUD (approx. £570 million). The agreement, which is expected to be finalized early next year pending regulatory approval, will add ten new properties to Equinix’s data centre holdings in Australia.  With this new acquisition, Equinix will own and operate 200 data centers… Read More

Equinix releases major SDN inter-metro interconnection service expansion

Equinix has made a major addition to its interconnection offering, using software-defined networking (SDN) technology to allow easier connection between different data centre locations. The Californian data centre and interconnection giant has announced the introduction of direct physical and virtual connection of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres. This means that the company’s customers… Read More

Equinix releases security-as-a-service offering SmartKey

Data centre and interconnection giant Equinix has introduced a hardware security module (HSM) as-a-service offering, called the SmartKey. HSMs are used by a growing number of businesses for security purposes, in place of traditional on-premise encryption techniques, which are complex and typically don’t work well when trying to operate across multiple clouds. Historically, cryptographic processing… Read More

DBS Bank turns to cloud for main Singapore data centre

Southeast Asia’s largest bank, DBS, has announced a partnership with Equinix to cut costs at one of its traditional Singapore data centres through cloud optimisation. Singapore based DBS will move its main data centre from its current premises to one a quarter of the size, making it 75% cheaper to run. According to the firm,… Read More

Equinix revenue growth continues, announces further expansion plans

Equinix revenues grew by 25% in the most recent quarter, following a period of aggressive expansion and acquisitions. Alongside the financial results, it announced 13 new expansion projects across the world, costing the firm $615 million (approx. £464 million). These projects will be taking place in America, Europe, Asia and Australia, with three new projects… Read More

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