Located near Equinixâs existing LA3 centre in El Segundo, CA, the new 177,000 square foot LA4 centre will feature a total capacity of approximately 3,000 cabinets at full build out. The $95 million first phase of the centre, which opens today, will support 800 cabinets and more than 10,000 square feet of IBXflex Space, Equinixâs offering for customers seeking office space within the same data centre as their equipment deployment.
For many of Equinixâs entertainment and digital media customers in the Los Angeles area, a quality end-user experience is critical to their business offerings. These companies utilise the network-rich environment of Equinixâs centres to implement a robust, high-performance network connectivity infrastructure that provides direct access with a wide variety of high-performance network service providers and carriers. This enhanced infrastructure ensures fast and reliable delivery of content to end-users worldwide.
The new LA4 centre is directly linked to Equinixâs three other Los Angeles area IBX centres, including Equinixâs two downtown Los Angeles centres, through the Equinix IBXLink service. IBXLink provides redundant fiber links that enable customers to connect to each other across the four centres as if they were located in the same building, providing customers in the new LA4 centre with direct access to the more than 60 carriers and network services providers operating in Equinixâs existing L.A. area centres.
The new LA4 centre is part of Equinixâs 2009 expansion program that includes increasing the companyâs data centre footprint in ten out of 18 markets in which it currently operates. By the end of 2009, the Company will have invested over $1 billion in expansions since the start of 2007.