Dear Valued Customer:
We live in an interconnected era, with customers increasingly demanding instant connection and collaboration across industries and regions. The emergence of mobile and cloud, and related trends like the Internet of Things and Big Data, have accelerated the digitization of the global economy.
Our customers tell us their need for direct and secure connectivity continues to accelerate, and that they’re looking for more partners and providers in more places than ever. Equinix understands these challenges, and we’re ready to help you meet them.
As a result of this growing need for interconnectivity, I’m excited to announce that Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 24 new data center sites and their operations from Verizon Communications, Inc. These sites contain 29 data center buildings across 15 metro markets in North and Latin America. They expand our coverage to new markets such as Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston and they add a total of more than two million gross square feet of colocation capacity across these and existing key markets for Equinix, including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Seattle and Silicon Valley. The acquisition of these new data centers and customers also significantly increases the size and sophistication of our enterprise and government ecosystems.
Equinix is committed to adding new reach and capabilities to our global interconnection platform to give you proximity to key customers, partners and markets everywhere — to deliver concrete business benefits such as lower latency, reduced bandwidth costs and increased revenue.
We realize you may have questions about this transaction and how it will affect existing contracts with Equinix and Verizon. Please view commonly asked questions and answers on the Equinix website. We will update this page between now and the anticipated closing of the transaction in mid-2017 with more information as it becomes available, so be sure to check back for the latest news.
Thank you for your business,
Steve Smith, Chief Executive Officer and President
29 data centers
across 24 data center sites
in North and Latin America
3 new metros
2.4 million sq ft
gross colocation capacity
The announced acquisition of these new data centers and customers will significantly increase the size and sophistication of our enterprise and government ecosystems. Our expanded footprint will offer our customers lower latency, reduced bandwidth costs and increased revenue.
See how our latest proposed acquisition increases the scope and scale of our global platform: more sites, more metros, more capacity and more customers.
Increasingly, enterprises are leveraging hybrid IT to manage their enterprise resources and assets in the cloud, alongside their on-premises and colocation infrastructures. And with the expansion of hybrid IT in digital business, companies’ reliance and expectations around interconnection are also expanding.