Equinix, a global digital infrastructure company, has announced the opening of its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Dubai. Known as DX3, the new facility will be Equinix’s largest data center in the region, providing 1,800 cabinets of capacity across two phases and covering a total area of 12,000 square meters (135,000 square feet). The company has invested over $60 million in the first phase of construction, demonstrating its commitment to supporting digital opportunities in Dubai and the Middle East.
DX3 has been designed with a focus on innovation and incorporates advanced technologies for efficient power consumption, cooling, redundancy and scalability. Equinix plans to power the data center with 100% renewable energy, further emphasizing its commitment to sustainability.
The new data center will house a strong ecosystem of digital leaders in various sectors such as networks, cloud services, content distribution, enterprise and financial services. Strategically located in Dubai Production City, the facility will serve as a regional connectivity hub and benefit from the city’s ambition to become a top global center for trade, logistics, finance and tourism. Dubai has established itself as an attractive investment destination for foreign capital and is committed to fostering its digital economy.