Equinix, the world’s largest provider of colocation and interconnection services, provider, is repositioning itself as “the world’s digital infrastructure company.” It’s the latest wrinkle in the language of the data center industry.
Equinix is the world’s largest colocation provider, with 190 data centers in 48 cities. Their size has allowed them to innovate at various levels of data center design, from the layout of the physical center to the software-defined networking (SDN) installed on their servers. Their Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) provides premium connectivity to cloud networks across the world.
Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
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