Geo, the provider of dedicated fibre networks, and Equinix, the global provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that Geo has extended its London data centre footprint with a significant expansion into two Equinix facilities. The partnership will give Geo customers access to Equinix’s world-class co-location centres and provide them with the ability to scale their operations and power needs, and increase the reliability and speed of IT operations, while operating within a highly secure physical environment. It is particularly significant for Geo customers in London – an area widely acknowledged to be suffering from space and power shortages.
As a part of the agreement, Geo has successfully connected into the Equinix London-City (LD1) and London-Slough (LD4) Internet Business Exchange (IBX) centres, and can now offer high-speed, cost effective fibre network services from these locations, giving Equinix and Geo customers the ability to extend their network and take advantage of diverse routes of connectivity into Slough.
“We are delighted to include these Equinix points of presence on to our growing Metro network in London,” commented Mark Ryder, London Sales Director at Geo, “These connections complement Geo’s existing London co-location facilities, bringing the total connected datacentres on our growing London network to nineteen.”
“Working with Equinix will allow Geo customers to experience high-performance, secure technical environments as well as access to a wide range of cost effective network services; allowing them to focus on their core business,” added Russell Poole, UK General Manager at Equinix. “In a space-constrained environment, Equinix can provide enterprises the necessary space to host their equipment as well as the much sought after power to operate it.”