CAPRE Digital Infrastructure Weekly Roundup: Equinix to Open New Flagship Data Center in Milan, CyrusOne Confirms Fourth Frankfurt Data Center

Equinix to Open New Flagship Data Center in Milan: Equinix has announced the development of a new data center in Milan, due to open in Q1 2021. Known as ML5, the International Business Exchange data center will offer state-of-the-art colocation, as well as a host of advanced interconnection services, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric and Equinix Internet Exchange. The modular construction of the site incorporates Equinix's Flexible Data Center (FDC) principles, which leverage common design elements for space, power and cooling to ensure long-term maintenance predictability. This approach provides customers with high standards for uptime and availability while lowering operating risk and complexity. The ML5 IBX is the fourth data center for Equinix in Italy, where existing Equinix data centers provide access to a wide choice of network service providers, internet exchange points, content delivery networks and cloud service providers. This expansion further supports Italian businesses with advancing their digital transformation strategies, as well as enabling global companies across industries to expand their operations in Italy—spurring innovation.   CyrusOne Confirms Fourth Frankfurt Data Center: CyrusOne has announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art data center delivering 17 MW of power capacity in Europe’s digital capital Frankfurt, Germany. The construction of the fourth facility in Sossenheim will be driven by the strong hyperscale demand in the market. Frankfurt IV adds to CyrusOne’s existing portfolio of two operational and one shell complete data centers in the Sossenheim district with a combined power capacity…