Equinix Buys Land in Ashburn for Data Center Expansion
Equinix has purchased four parcels of land spanning 34.5 acres in Loudon County, Virginia, proximate to Equinix's current Ashburn data center campus. The acquisition of this property will provide Equinix with room to build multiple new greenfield International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in this densely interconnected location.
Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas with Equinix said, "The increasing pace of the shift to digital is having a significant impact on global businesses, pushing their IT operations closer to the digital edge where their customers, partners and employees are located. The acquisition of this property will enable Equinix to accommodate the growing number of global companies that are solving the digital edge through interconnection with the robust ecosystem of strategic business partners located at Equinix's Ashburn campus."
Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services at 451 Research added, "Northern Virginia is the largest multi-tenant datacenter (MTDC) market in the U.S. by operational square feet and will continue to grow rapidly, as several new facilities are expected to come online in the next one to two years. The market has seen consistently strong demand, enabling providers like Equinix to fill large builds quickly. Northern Virginia not only attracts datacenter tenants from all over the globe interested in connectivity, but providers there serve government agencies and local businesses."