CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Weekly Round-Up & Summary: Equinix Expands Dallas Infomart Campus, Blackstone Invests $150 Million in 21ViaNet

Equinix Expands Dallas Infomart Campus with $142 Million USD Data Center and 5G Proof-of-Concept Center | Equinix has announced the expansion of its Dallas Infomart Data Center campus with the opening of a new $142 Million USD International Business Exchange (IBX) data center and the launch of its 5G and Edge Proof-of-Concept Center. The moves support the growing demand for companies to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnecting with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers. The Dallas region is a major communications hub for the southern United States, with a concentration of telecommunications companies. Many of these companies are part of the dense and diverse ecosystem of carriers, clouds and enterprises at Equinix's Dallas Infomart campus. The Equinix 5G and Edge Proof of Concept Center will provide a 5G and edge "sandbox" environment, enabling Mobile Network Operators, cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises to directly connect with the largest edge data center platform in order to test, demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and edge deployment and interoperability scenarios.   Mapletree Industrial Trust to Acquire Remaining 60% Interest in 14 US Data Centers | Mapletree Industrial Trust has entered into agreements to acquire the remaining 60% interest in the 14 U.S. data centers currently held by Mapletree Redwood Data Centre Trust, for approximately $210.9 Million USD. The agreed property value…