Equinix, Inc. has announced that it will hold a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking at its development site in San Jose, CA, Wednesday, June 16, 2016 at 12:30 PT.  Located adjacent to its existing SV1 and SV5 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, the new site will be built on 11 acres of land purchased by Equinix and will augment the existing San Jose Great Oaks campus.

Equinix and Silicon Valley

Equinix data centers in the Silicon Valley area serve 600+ customers and represent the second largest Internet exchange point in North America.  Equinix has invested approximately $275 million in the local economy with its existing SV1 and SV5 data centers, and the company will invest an additional $125 million in the development of the first phase of the SV10 IBX data center.  These facilities house rich ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT service providers, and enterprise customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical business data with their customers and partners through interconnection.

About the Event

Local government officials from the City of San Jose and customers will join Equinix to discuss the significance of this build site, what this increased investment will mean for the local economy and why Silicon Valley and San Jose is a strategic connectivity point in the broader digital economy.

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time:  12:30 PM – 3:30 PM PT
Location:  Equinix Silicon Valley Great Oaks Campus: 11 Great Oaks Blvd in San Jose

  • Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix
  • Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose
  • Karl Strohmeyer, President of Americas for Equinix
  • Jeff Brzycki, CIO Autodesk             


  • 12:30 – 1:00   Registration / Check-In
  • 1:00  –  1:20   Opening remarks, shovel ceremony, photos
  • 1:30  –  3:30   Onsite reception and tours of the data center (optional)
  • 3:30               Event ends


Please request attendance by RSVPing to the event here. Space is limited.