Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced plans for a new data centre in Warsaw, set to open in the first quarter of 2020.
Known as WA3, the new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre will offer state-of-the-art co-location, as well as a host of advanced interconnection services. By bringing this capacity to market, Equinix aims to help Polish businesses advance their digitisation and cloud transformation initiatives, as well as enabling global businesses to expand their digital operations in Poland.
“For our Polish customers and indeed the market generally, data sovereignty is both topical and a big concern for local organisations,” said Robert Busz, managing director at Equinix Poland. “WA3 will be a big milestone and aid in further establishing cloud data sovereignty in Poland.”
Equinix has previously announced that it will invest 45 million US dollars over the next five years in a product development centre in Warsaw to design advanced, customer-inspired, software-defined networking products; develop virtual IT infrastructure capabilities; and perform data science-backed IT infrastructure research aimed at accelerating global digital business.
The product development centre in Warsaw is one of three Equinix innovation locations of its kind globally, in addition to those in Singapore and Silicon Valley.