Equinix has announced plans to build its second data centre in Barcelona, Spain.
The new facility – to be named the BA2 International Business Exchange – will be located next to Equinix’s current BA1 site.
Equinix has said that Colt is set to be the first customer at the new facility. The site positioned to facilitate data communications between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with Barcelona quickly becoming a vital subsea hub.
Major cables connecting the site include 2Africa, Aqua Comms’ Europe Middle East India cable, Medloop by Sipartech, and the Medusa cable.
Jim Poole, Vice President at Equinix, said, “Subsea cables play a vital role in enabling the modern digital world, and we anticipate much progress in the next couple of years following the pandemic-induced backlog. Subsea cables provide the underlying capacity between metros on different continents, while Equinix democratises that capacity, making it easily accessible to a wide range of businesses and enabling rapid international expansion without the need for significant CAPEX investment.”