Digital Business Boom and Sustainability-Driven Initiatives Underpin Equinix's Investment in Tenth Paris Data Center
Multiple sustainability initiatives are planned for PA10, including a heat recovery technology project to recover energy from customer equipment and transfer it to the urban heating network, and in turn, heat the local community swimming pool.
The rooftop of the new site will be home to a greenhouse of 430 m² in which fruit and vegetables will be grown. A hydroponic system aims to reduce water consumption by using a water recovery system and only irrigating the cultivated areas. The greenhouse will also utilize the heat recovery technology in place at PA10. The rooftop garden will help retain rainwater and reduce the amount of water directed to the sewer, in addition to reducing waste heat emissions.
Régis Castagné, Managing Director for
The development of PA10 is part of
The GXI predicts this digital acceleration will continue to fuel growth in interconnection bandwidth, and
"In support of the Choose France initiative, today's investment and expansion serves to bolster the country's digital infrastructure capabilities, providing local and multi-national corporations with a foundational source of differentiation and the global platform needed to thrive in today's digital economy," notes
- Phase 1 of PA10 is due to provide 3,775 m2 of colocation space and 1,525 cabinets of capacity. Upon completion of all planned phases, the full site is expected to generate 5,775 m2 of colocation space with ~2,250 cabinets.
Equinix'sstrategic location in Parisgives its data centers a high level of carrier connectivity, making them ideal locations to procure bandwidth and optimize network performance. The metro is also a termination point for many undersea cable systems in the Mediterranean, bringing providers to Europefrom Africa, the Middle Eastand Asia-Pacific. Equinixis home to some of the most developed business ecosystems in Paris, featuring a dense concentration of banking, commerce, transport and telecommunications companies, 655+ unique customers and 18,025+ cross connects between business partners, networks and carriers. Customers and partners will have access to Equinix'ssuite of interconnection and edge services, including fiber-neutral connectivity to more than 120 networks. Equinixis dedicated to providing sustainable digital infrastructure and has committed via science-based targets to reach climate-neutral globally by 2030. PA10 is being built in line with global environmental standards, designed with the aim to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified. PA10 is targeted to utilize 100% renewable energy and incorporate multiple sustainability initiatives in line with ISO 50001, the flagship international standard for improving energy performance.
- Equinix Joins European Cloud and Data Center Providers to Make Historic Pledge Towards Climate Neutrality by 2030 [press release]
- Global Interconnection Index, Volume 5 [report]
- Learn more about our data centers in
- Learn more about Equinix Fabric™ [website]
- Learn more about
Equinix'ssustainability initiatives [website]
- Learn more about Platform Equinix® [website]
- Learn more about the Choose France initiative [website]
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