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Equinix's Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) is a set of best practices designed to help companies thrive at the digital edge and enable a transformative approach to IT that supports digital engagement and leverages the power of digital ecosystems.


  • Ovum believes that Equinix has successfully carved itself a very viable niche and is armed with a large war chest to intensify capital expenditure and make acquisitions.
  • Equinix's growth agenda is ambitious, as it is aiming for 8–10% growth on average annually through to 2022. Ovum believes that its trajectory to date makes this a very reasonable growth path.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Equinix's growth strategy for the next three years.
  • Evaluates the challenges that lie ahead for Equinix if it were to meet its objectives.

Key questions answered

  • What are the immediate opportunities for data center providers in interconnection, cloud, and co-location?
  • What are the drivers that will fuel this market over the next 3–5 years?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The data center interconnection choice for global enterprises
  • Equinix is investing and acquiring to grow
  • IOA is helping customers architect their digital edge


  • Further reading
  • Author