LD6 is a major milestone for Equinix as well as the UK digital sector. The Equinix UK flagship data centre situated in London Slough was driven by escalating demand for services at the fastest-growing data centre campus. The facility is our third on the London Slough campus and our sixth in the metropolitan area. Our London Slough campus has broad appeal as it houses the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges. It is also a virtual financial centre: a quarter of European equities trades originate here. The new 86,000 square foot LD6 data centre connects to two sister data centres on campus via hundreds of dark fibre links, increasing campus capacity and resilience.
With 170+ network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic cables, the London Slough campus is one of the busiest network nodes in the UK. It offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt, making it an ideal high-performance hub for cloud and content service provision. The campus build means you can have as much space and power as you need, not just now but also in the future. This ease of interconnection allows you to distribute your footprint across more than one Equinix data centre in the campus with no loss of performance.
Our London Slough campus houses LINX — one of the world's largest Internet exchanges with more than 480 members from over 50 countries. It is also a virtual financial centre: a quarter of European equities trades originate here. Globally, more than 60% of volume-driving market makers are Equinix customers, and more than 25% of these are based in our London Slough campus.
LD6 - London IBX data centre
London LD6 IBX facility and internet exchange point at Slough Trading Estate is a highly focused international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet demand for network exchange services.
The addition of LD6 makes the Equinix London Slough campus the largest in the UK. Equinix has invested $37 million (£24 million) in the acquisition of its existing LD4 and LD5 campus buildings and is concurrently entered into long-term ground leases for the entire LD4, LD5 and LD6 campus with SEGRO plc. This acquisition gives Equinix effective 50-year control of one of the UK's largest, fastest-growing and most network-dense data centre campuses, supporting customer continuity and future expansion. The Equinix London Slough campus provides over 36,000 square metres (388,000 square feet) of net premium colocation space, interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fibre link — increasing scale and resilience.
Equinix's global footprint and network density make it easy for cloud service providers to increase target market reach and exceed performance requirements by locating infrastructure closer to customers and technology partners. As part of the London Slough campus, LD6 will offer direct access to a complete cloud services ecosystem for rapid integration of services across a range of low latency, high bandwidth, high security interconnection options. Advanced hybrid cloud architectures can be seamlessly created, aggregating public and private clouds as well as legacy infrastructure.
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Equinix is committed to providing standards-compliant data centres, with many of our facilities having undergone audits for SSAE16 or receiving certification for ISO or LEED. Additionally, our IBX data centres are the recipients of industry awards in a variety of categories including operational reliability, market leadership and green initiatives. Please contact us to learn more about a particular facility.
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LD6 is one of the many state of the art IBX centres in key metropolitan areas throughout Europe that offer a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services to a wide range of secure digital ecosystems built by networks, enterprise, content, cloud and IT services companies and financial institutions.
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