Equinix: Equinix Announces Expansion in The UK

Nov 24, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Equinix has announced that it is expanding its data center footprint in the UK in London and Manchester. The data center firm revealed that it had launched a new data center in Manchester called MA5. It is also expanding its LD7 and LD8 facilities in London. The Managing Director of Equinix UK, Russell Poole, said: "Our commitment to expanding the UK's digital infrastructure caters to the increasing number of enterprises requiring ultra-low-latency connectivity, both here and internationally. This further investment will help to maintain the nation's position as a strategic digital business hub for enterprises looking to compete on a global scale."

Poole continued by saying the data center locations are ideal for the growth of two of the largest cities in the UK. According to him, Manchester is one of Europe's fastest-growing centers for media and technology. He added that London remains an established global financial center.

LD7 was opened in Slough in 2019. The facility offers 6,600 square meters (71,000 square feet) of data center space. On the other hand, LD8 offers 12,750 square meters (137,440 square feet) of data center space at 6-9 Harbour Exchange in east London's Docklands.