Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the development of a new data centre in Milan, due to open in Q1 2021. Known as ML5, the International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre will offer state-of-the-art colocation, as well as a host of advanced interconnection services, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) and Equinix Internet Exchange.
The innovative, modular construction of the site incorporates Equinix’s Flexible Data Centre (FDC) principles, which leverage common design elements for space, power and cooling to ensure long-term maintenance predictability. This approach provides customers with high standards for uptime and availability while lowering operating risk and complexity.
The ML5 IBX is the fourth data centre for Equinix in Italy, where existing Equinix data centres provide access to a wide choice of network service providers, Internet exchange points, content delivery networks and cloud service providers. This expansion further supports Italian businesses with advancing their Digital Transformation strategies, as well as enabling global companies across industries to expand their operations in Italy, spurring innovation.
Organisations working to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital business can utilise the new site to dynamically scale their IT infrastructure, adopt hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnect with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers.Click below to share this article