From industry-leading data centers and colocation services, to network connectivity and the interconnected cloud, Equinix provides a range of services for enterprises across a range of industries.
From content and application delivery and cloud infrastructure to disaster recovery and WAN optimization, Equinix offers innovative solutions for businesses and organizations across a range of industries.
Equinix operates 145 data centers on five continents, allowing us to locate your company at the gateways of emerging economies or at the center of whatever global business is your business.
Equinix has the expertise, experience and resolve to handle the changing infrastructure needs of the world's most demanding businesses.
As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to the advancement of the information-driven world.
Equinix has recently adopted more aggressive regional PUE design targets for new sites as well as major expansions. These targets are based on an Average Annual PUE at full load (with redundancy) that meets the definition for PUE Category 3. Our current targets range from 1.29-1.40 and represent an average incremental efficiency gain of 8-10%. For existing sites, Equinix is striving to report PUE Category 1 with IT load readings in kWh taken at the output of the UPS and measured as an annual average.
Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is an important industry metric for measuring the energy efficiency of a data center’s infrastructure under normal operating conditions. It’s calculated using the following formula:
Energy use beyond what's consumed by IT equipment powers essential data center services such as cooling, lighting, power distribution and power conversion.
PUE helps track power usage trends in an individual facility over time and measures the effects of different design and operational decisions. It’s best used as a facility-specific benchmark, not a numeric basis for comparing different data centers. PUE is affected by site-specific variables, including:
Equinix is committed to lowering our PUE through a mix of capital investments, improved design standards, best practices and operational discipline. By maximizing environmental and ambient conditions where possible (such as by using fresh air cooling), we expect to lower our PUE even more.