22 Facts About Equinix


Equinix, Inc is an American multinational company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that specializes in Internet connection and data centers.

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Equinix is a leader in global colocation data center market share, with 240 data centers in 27 countries on five continents.

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Equinix converted to a real estate investment trust in January 2015.

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Equinix was founded in 1998 by Al Avery and Jay Adelson, two facilities managers at Digital Equipment Corporation.

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In 2018, according to data collected by the online publication Sludge, Equinix signed three contracts with the U S Customs and Border Protection to provide "information technology support equipment" totalling over $5 million.

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In 2002, Equinix merged with i-STT, the Internet infrastructure service subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Telemedia, and Pihana Pacific.

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Equinix extended its operations to the Middle East and in Southeast Asia in 2012.

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In 2014, Equinix increased its Latin American presence when it acquired ALOG Datacenters of Brazil S A, the country's leading provider of carrier-neutral data centers.

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In 2015, Equinix converted to a real estate investment trust to gain tax advantages and add shareholder value.

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In May 2015, Equinix said it would purchase the British company TelecityGroup, the largest acquisition in company history.

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In January 2016, Equinix completed the Telecity acquisition in a transaction valued at approximately $3.

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In 2016, Equinix opened new data centers in Dallas, Sydney and Tokyo and announced a deal to acquire 29 data centers in 15 markets from Verizon.

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In 2017, Equinix acquired Itconic, which expanded its data center footprint into Spain and Portugal.

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In 2018, Equinix purchased the Dallas Infomart building, where it had already been operating four data centers.

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Equinix opened its first data center in South Korea the next year.

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In 2020, Equinix finalized the purchase of Packet, a startup that provided bare-metal servers as a cloud service.

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Equinix expanded into India in August 2020 with the acquisition of GPX India, including a campus in Mumbai with two data centers.

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In October 2020, Equinix completed the acquisition of 13 Bell Canada data centers.

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In March 2022, Equinix expanded into Chile and Peru with $705 million acquisition of 4 Data Centers from Entel.

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The pledge followed criticism in 2014 from the environmental group Greenpeace, which said in an annual report on the environmental practices of Internet companies that Equinix had an insufficient commitment to renewable energy and carbon emissions mitigation.

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Equinix signed deals with wind farms in Texas and Oklahoma to buy enough renewable energy to offset the energy consumption of its North American data center portfolio.

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In January 2021, Equinix joined the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, and therefore engaged to have data centres climate neutral by 2030.

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