Equinix has unveiled plans to develop a new data center in Warsaw, Poland, scheduled to open early next year.
The new data center, known as WA3, comes on the heels of Equinx’s announcement that it would invest $45 million into its Product Development Center (PDC) in Warsaw over the next five years.
Warsaw is the eighth most populous capital city in the European Union, with a greater metropolitan area of 3.1 million people. Warsaw is also Eastern Europe's second-largest economy.
The PDC in Warsaw is one of three Equinix innovation locations of its kind globally, in addition to Singapore and Northern California’s Silicon Valley. Equinix has more than 350 customers in Warsaw, consisting of more than 190 network service providers and 60 cloud service providers.
"For our Polish customers and indeed the market generally, data sovereignty is both topical and a big concern for local organizations,” said Robert Busz, managing director of Equinix Poland. “W