Equinix has announced that it is continuing to invest in growing its data center capacity in Finland. Through this expansion, the company is investing 32 million euros in two of its International Business Exchange (IBX) sites -HE5 and HE7- in Helsinki to boost the capacity for further digitization of local and international customers.
To support growing customer demand in Finland
As a part of Equinix’s continuing metro growth strategy in the Nordics region, Finland is being a good location to reach 27 million consumers in the Nordics area. The expansion also utilizes and further supports Finland’s standing as a connectivity hub between Europe, the Baltics and Russia.
Sami Holopainen, Managing Director, Finland, Equinix, said,
“The pace of digitization worldwide, including in Finland, has greatly accelerated in the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic has further contributed to this, with many digital transformation plans implemented more quickly than companies had originally anticipated was necessary. Customer demand in Finland continues to grow, which is why we are investing in additional capacity to further support the technological developments of companies operating here.”
Totally, Equinix has invested approximately €147M into its data centers in Finland to support growing customer demand in Finland and Equinix’s broader commitment to the Nordics.
Through Equinix’s expanded data center capacity, Finnish and Nordic customers have increased access to Equinix Fabric, a global interconnection service enabling businesses to connect their digital infrastructure and services on demand, at software speed.