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