Equinix Buys Data Centers in Mexico
Equinix has completed its acquisition of the three data centers in Mexico from Axtel in a US$175 million all-cash transaction. Given the power capacity of these three sites, this transaction will make Equinix one of the largest network-neutral data center operators in Mexico, according to the company.
Two of the facilities are in Queretaro and other in Monterrey. The first facility is a 110,000 gross-square-foot data center with 37,000 sq. ft. of colocation space, and it is the first data center in Latin America with an energy cogeneration system.
The second facility is currently an 80,000 gross-square-foot data center with 6,000 sq. ft. of colocation space, and will provide Equinix with expansion opportunities of up to 60,000 sq. ft. of colocation space. This facility has been renamed the Equinix MX2 IBX data center.
“The addition of these three facilities in two strategic technology metros in Mexico will enable current and future customers to operate on an expanded global interconnection platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, closer to end users and local markets,” said Jon Lin, President, Americas, Equinix. “It will also enable Equinix to enrich its ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers that come to Equinix to directly connect to each other within a secure, private and proximate environment.”
The Monterrey area facility features 25,000 gross square feet of data center space with 12,500 sq. ft. of colocation space. It is a carrier-neutral facility with ten network service providers, and has been renamed the Equinix MO1 IBX data center.
As a part of the agreement, existing colocation customers within the three data centers will transition to Equinix, and Axtel will be both a customer as well as a strategic marketing partner of Equinix in Mexico.