Equinix completed the second phase expansion of its LD6 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Slough, London.
The $42M of capital investment adds 1,385 cabinets, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 2,770 cabinets. Following this latest investment, Equinix's LD6 London Slough campus will provide more than 408,000 square feet (38,000 square meters) of net premium colocation space interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links, increasing scale and resilience.
Equinix said LD6 is one of the busiest network nodes in the UK,
LD6 hosts more than 90 network service providers and provides access to a range of transatlantic sub-sea cables.
It offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt.
The facility also houses LINX, one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges, and serves as a virtual financial center for more than 170 financial services companies. A quarter of European equities trades flow through Equinix data centers.