US-based Equinix begins 2nd phase expansion of 3rd Singapore data centre
By Digital News Asia August 10, 2015
- To meet rising demand for interconnection services in Asia Pacific
- Brings its total investment in Singapore to over US$350mil
US interconnection and data centre company Equinix Inc said it has begun the second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Singapore, known as SG3.
When complete, phase two of SG3 will see an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000 cabinets. This brings Equinix’s total investment in Singapore to over US$350 million, the Redwood City, California-based company said in a statement.
SG3 is also Equinix’s largest data centre facility in Asia Pacific. The purpose-built facility has a gross floor area of approximately 385,000 sq ft, which can accommodate approximately 5,000 cabinets at full build; 1,000 of which were available in the first phase.
By deploying in SG3, customers like Fujitsu have direct access to Equinix’s network-dense ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, over 190 of which are directly accessible in Singapore, the company said.
This provides customers with access to a large marketplace of over 6,300 potential customers and partners across more than 100 data centres worldwide, and over 160,000 interconnections.
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Since March, Equinix has opened five new data centres across four continents with locations in New York, Singapore, Melbourne, London, and Toronto, it said.
This has not only expanded its global footprint, but the increased capacity also strengthens its ability to help global companies connect directly to a large network of partners, customers and employees, Equinix said.
The continued expansion of SG3 will further extend Platform Equinix to cater to the increased demand for premium interconnection and data centre services in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, the company said.
This expansion is in line with the steady growth of the company’s leading global interconnection platform, in which Equinix has invested more than US$7.5 billion over the last 16 years, it added.
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