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Equinix opens $98.5 million data center in Ashburn

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Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix Inc. has opened DC12, a $98.5 million data center at its Ashburn campus.

The first phase of DC12 will add 1,500 cabinets and more than 57,800 gross square feet of data center space, and provides campus cross-connectivity.

With the addition of DC12, Equinix, based in Redwod City, Calif., now operates 14 data centers in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Ashburn campus is a major communications gateway to Europe with the largest connectivity/internet data exchanges n North America.

Since its founding, Equinix said it has invested nearly $1 billion to build and expand its presence in the Washington, D.C. metro area, which has the world's largest concentration of data centers. Equinix has purchased four additional parcels of land spanning 34.5 acres for future expansion as needed.

In addition to its Washington, D.C. area data centers, Equinix also operates a data center campus in Culpeper that was acquired earlier this year from Verizon.

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