Data center company Equinix, Inc. (Equinix
) has announced it is to expand its International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore. With head offices in Redwood City, California, United States, Equinix offers IT and cloud strategies help businesses grow. Established in 1998, it operates an extensive interconnected global data center network. Equinix’s ‘SG2’ expansion will cost in the region of $41.8 million.
SG2 is a “high-power density and efficient data center specially designed for companies from the cloud”. The center supports “one of the largest cloud pods in Asia” and a large number of cloud service providers. Equinix’s expansion is designed to enable the company to meet increased regional demands for services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform through its ‘Equinix Cloud Exchange’ (ECX).
To underscore its green credentials, SG2 recently received ‘BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum Award for Data Centers’ accreditation. The center’s expansion will increase its capacity by 1,400 cabinets (bringing its full capacity to 6,300 cabinets) and add 47,666 square feet of colocation space. Togther Equinix’s, SG1, SG2 and SG3 centers offer customers network services from around 190 providers.
“The expansion of SG2 reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia-Pacific’s network hub, a gateway market for businesses looking to expand or make their first move into Southeast Asia,” explained Equinix South Asia’s Managing Director, Clement Goh. “By increasing the operational capacity of the data center, customers will have a greater choice for interconnection to thrive at the digital edge in well-established business ecosystems. Furthermore, Equinix has all its Singapore data centers Green Mark certified. It is truly an honor for us and a boost to customers’ confidence as they enter new markets. We will continue to seek ways to measure ourselves using industry best practices and be a leader in sustainable design, efficiency, and innovation.”Do you know of any other companies expanding data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.