Equinix completed its acquisition of Digital Realty's operating business in St. Denis, Paris, including its real estate and data center facility, for EUR €189,750,000 (approximately USD $211 million).
The site currently houses Equinix's PA2 and PA3 International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers.
Equinix said purchasing the St. Denis facility adds approximately 1,000 cabinets of sold capacity to the 5,000 cabinets Equinix has already sold in PA2 and PA3, plus expansion space for a further 1,000 cabinets in the existing buildings to support customer growth. The acquired facility is a dense interconnection site housing a core node of the Equinix Internet Exchange, one of the leading traffic exchanges in France.
Equinix's seven Paris data centers currently serve more than 575 companies.