Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data centre services, today announced the expected May 1, 2010 opening of the first phase of its new Amsterdam (AM2) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre, which has been under development since November 2009. The first phase represents an expected investment of approximately $40.0 million and provides 480 cabinets equivalents. The second phase is targeted for completion during the third quarter of 2010 and is expected to provide an additional 520 cabinets equivalents. A third phase, to be timed to meet market demand, will provide an additional 500 cabinet equivalents. Equinix’s investment into the purpose-built AM2 IBX data centre represents the company’s fourth facility in The Netherlands, including two IBX data centres located in Enschede and Zwolle, and is part of the company’s $2.0 billion investment to expand operations between 2007 and 2010.