The municipality of the Bordeaux metropolis has recently hosted a giant data center. A major asset for the Bordeaux metropolis, which has many companies in the digital sector.
This is the first time that the Californian group Equinix has installed a data center on French territory, outside Ile-de-France With this new infrastructure, named BX1, the municipality of the Bordeaux metropolis should become a central point for a growing number of digital businesses.
The opening of this data center coincides with the arrival of the Transatlantic cable. Deployed by Orange, Vodafone and Facebook between the United States and Europe, passing through the Porge, this 6,800 km submarine cable, a veritable data highway, ends its course in Bruges. “All data exchanges between these two continents will go through this cable”, explains Régis Castagné, CEO of Equinix France. Data which will then be distributed throughout Europe.
We have to consider the data center as a kind of airport, where not passengers will come together, but the data that will pass through them.
“Bordeaux, capital of technology”
Infrastructures synonymous with attractiveness, rejoices Alain Anziani. “Apart from Marseille, there is no doubt that no region has such a significant technological advantage in terms of IT. This shows that Bordeaux has a lot of capabilities, a lot of strengths, and that is not necessarily at the international level. speaks of Bordeaux as the capital of wine, which is a good choice, but Bordeaux is also the capital of high technology, and here is the proof “, welcomed the President of Bordeaux Métropole.
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“Over the past five years, 22,000 companies have established themselves in Bordeaux, half of which are in the digital world., adds Jean-Paul Calès, vice-president of the Bordeaux CCI. This represents 20,000 people.
We can dream that the whole valley of data centers north of Paris can reach Bordeaux “.
About fifty positions on the site
The site, which cost Equinix 32 million euros, is expected to house around fifty jobs. But other jobs could emerge in the region, boosted by this very high speed synonymous with new attractiveness, especially in the telecoms or cloud sectors. According to the head of Equinix, companies like Orange, SNCF or even Khéops have already taken steps to set up in the data center.