Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 6


Equinix completes acquisition of two data centres in India

NEWS quinix , a Digital Infrastructure company , has announced

E that it has extended Platform Equinix into the strategic Indian market , following the completion of the acquisition of the India operations of GPX Global Systems ( GPX India ). The US $ 161 million all-cash transaction includes a fibre-connected campus in Mumbai with two data centres .

Equinix ’ s expansion into India will unlock opportunities for Indian businesses expanding internationally and for multinational corporations pursuing growth and innovation in the Indian market .
With the upcoming 5G rollout in the country , companies can get ahead in the digital era with Equinix and benefit from the ability to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly digitising and scaling their infrastructure , easily adopting hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnecting with more than 350 international brands and local companies in India .
Equinix India will be led by Managing Director Manoj Paul , a veteran with more than two decades of experience who will leverage his deep insights into the local data centre industry to support the Digital Transformation journeys of businesses in India .

Proximity acquires regional Edge data centre in Swindon

roximity Data Centres , one of the UK ’ s fastest growing

P regional Edge colocation data centre providers , has announced the addition of a further site . Located in Swindon , the 89,000 sqft facility provides capacity for up to 2,000 racks .

With excellent road and rail infrastructure and easy access to digital fibre routes connecting London to Ireland and the USA , Proximity ’ s latest Tier 3 facility – Proximity Edge7 – is ideally positioned to serve businesses along and near to the M4 corridor .
Managing Director , Colocation , Proximity Data Centres .
The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months , all in proximity to major conurbation areas .
This allows customers to ensure low latency and optimised data transit costs , in line with their growing requirements to maximise competitive advantage by moving data , applications and content closer to users .
This includes the congested data centre conurbations of Slough and West London . It is also highly accessible to the major R & D hub at Harwell which is home to numerous research organisations in biotech , genome and space-tech .
“ Our new Swindon Edge data centre offers enterprise , research , content and cloud service provider organisations a compelling proposition ,” said John Hall ,
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