Equinix has opened a new data center in Madrid

Equinix has opened a new data center in Madrid ...

The first of two new xScale data centers will be Equinix's first in Spain and the first to combine retail and hyperscale infrastructure in the same area.

Future xScale data centers will give hyperscale businesses such as Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, and others the chance to add core deployments to their Equinix IBX data center access points. With them, it will be possible to cover 70 countries and provide direct connection to over 10,000 customers.

Equinix develops and constructs this unique data center complex as a promoter in Spain, which has the same cooling systems as the hyperscale data centers. These cooling systems are based on a technique that concentrates heat in hot cubes, while also saving 15% less energy than conventional systems.

The MD6 is the third Equinix data center in Madrid's Community. The previous two, MD1 and MD2, are already operational. The new one, MD6, will increase Equinix's capacity in the region with 600 new physical data storage spaces aimed at businesses from all sectors. Its facilities cover 1,466 square meters and have a power output of 4.8 MW.

The Iberian Peninsula's Equinix Fabric will be connected to all Equinix data centers, including the main landing points for submarine cables in Barcelona and Lisbon. Equinix Fabric also allows its connection with other countries in Europe and the rest of the world.

Equinix is considering partnering with Alcobendas in a local District City sustainable initiative, which intends to make use of part of the Equinix data centers in the area, and make it available to businesses that have their headquarters there.

Equinix's General Manager in Spain Ignacio Velilla says the launch of MD6 is an important step towards strengthening Madrid as the engine of the digital economy in the country. We want to be able to provide businesses with the necessary capacity and connectivity, backed by a secure and sustainable infrastructure.’

Equinix's Judith Gardiner, Vice President of Growth and Emerging Markets, emphasizes that the company wants to "sure that Spain's digital infrastructure is at the level of the world's leading markets," and that they will provide local businesses with stronger, more sustainable, and better international connectivity for the success of their businesses.

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