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Equinix announces new data centre in Lisbon

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Equinix has announced plans to build a new data centre in Lisbon, with an initial investment of around €50 million marked for the development.

The new facility, LS2 International Business Exchange, will be built adjacent to Equinix’s existing LS1 site.

Scheduled to open in early 2025, LS2 will offer 2,050 sqm of colocation space and will feature scalable technical space, fully redundant power supplies, and top-tier security.

Combined with LS1, the two facilities will provide over 2,000 cross-connections and network services to more than 100 business customers and 45 networks.

Carlos Paulino, Managing Director of Equinix in Portugal, said, “The surge in demand we are seeing from companies in Lisbon and across the Atlantic and Mediterranean makes this investment timely and significant. Lisbon has the potential to become a dense and valuable strategic hub, and we are delighted to contribute to its growth and position ourselves as the cornerstone of Europe.”

Judith Gardiner, Vice President for Growth and Emerging Markets at Equinix, highlighted the importance of sustainable growth, adding, “Equinix is committed to supporting the sustainable growth of the Internet to serve economies across the world. Lisbon has immense potential to become a valuable strategic hub for international businesses scaling their operations across Europe, the Americas and Africa.

“Our newest Lisbon IBX solidifies Equinix’s position as the leading connectivity provider for southern Europe, serving the world’s digital infrastructure needs beautifully.”

Equinix has said LS2 will be powered by 100% renewable energy and will feature LEED certification, as park of the company’s wider goal to become climate neutral globally by 2030.

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