Equinix buys 34.5 acres in Loudon County
California-based Equinix Inc. has purchased 34.5 acres in Loudon County, near its current Ashburn data center campus.
The company said the deal will allow it to build additional data centers in the densely interconnected location.
“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,” Karl Strohmeyer, who is president, Americas for Equinix, said in a statement. “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.”
Equinix has 10 data centers in Ashburn and Vienna covering more than 500,000 square feet and serving more than 850 customers.
The acquisition of the Ashburn property is a continuation of Equinix's strategy to purchase land and buildings to increase its assets. During the past four quarters, Equinix has purchased land to expand campuses in Ashburn, Silicon Valley and Chicago, and it has purchased buildings in Amsterdam, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.
Equinix operates in 41 markets across five continents.