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Equinix Expands Dallas Campus with Data Center and 5G Testing Center

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement, Equinix, a data center company, has expanded its Dallas Infomart Data Center campus with the opening of a new $142 million International Business Exchange (IBX) data center and the launch of its 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC).

The company said these moves support the acceleration of the evolution from traditional to digital businesses by setting it to help companies scale infrastructure, adopt hybrid multicloud architectures and connect with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers.

The Equinix 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center (POCC) reportedly will provide a 5G and edge sandbox environment in order to allow Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises to connect with the edge data center platform in order to test, demonstrate and accelerate 5G and edge deployment and interoperability scenarios.

“Connectivity is becoming increasingly critical for the development of modern hybrid cloud and mobile environments, and Dallas is a key market in enabling companies to accelerate their 5G strategies and overall digital transformation journey,” said Stefanie Williams, Analyst, 451 Research (part of S&P Global Market Intelligence). “The Dallas multi-tenant data center market remains among the top five in the U.S., and providers have benefitted from strong demand over the years. Dallas will most likely continue to see notable levels of demand, and with the opening of DA11, Equinix is positioning itself to meet demand for connectivity and interconnection to an ecosystem of carriers, network and cloud providers.”

The DA11 IBX is the ninth data center for Equinix in the Dallas metro area, and the second building on the growing Dallas Infomart campus. This first phase is to be set up with 1,975 cabinets and a colocation space of about 72,000 square feet. Upon completion of the planned future phases, the company said it exects the facility to provide a total capacity of more than 3,850 cabinets and colocation space of more than 144,000 square feet.

“We are seeing significant customer demand in Dallas as enterprises look to increase their business offerings through implementing IT infrastructures that are able to keep pace with the continually evolving digital landscape,” said Jon Lin, President of Americas, Equinix. “We are thrilled to bring our ninth facility to the Dallas campus online in this increasingly important and growing market.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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