Data Center Services Provider Equinix to Build Facility in South Korea
January 21, 2019
Data center services provider Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) has announced plans to build a new facility in Seoul, South Korea. Equinix, which has head offices in Redwood City, California, United States, was established in 1998. The company helps its customers “accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies” and operates a global interconnection platform. Its broad range of services include cloud options, colocation, data security services and interconnection options available through carrier-neutral data centers. Equinix’s latest facility will be located in the South Korean capital, Seoul.
Equinix’s new International Business Exchange (IBX) data center is its first in South Korea. During the first phase of the project the facility will offer 550 cabinets, but it will ultimately offer in excess of 18,000 square feet of colocation space. Located in the Sangam district of Seoul (Digital Media City), Equinix plans for the center to be online in the third quarter of 2019. The facility will join the company’s network of 200 IBX data centers worldwide, which includes 40 IBX data centers in Asia-Pacific - a result of an $800 million investment in the region over the last three years.
"Seoul, the fourth-largest metropolitan economy globally, is an important connection point for both regional and global businesses, and we are excited to expand our global platform to this new metro in South Korea,” explained Equinix Asia-Pacific’s President, Samuel Lee. “Our operations will enable customers to securely deploy their infrastructure, reach global ecosystem partners and scale their businesses at the digital edge, all within our carrier-neutral IBX data centers that are managed with global standards of operational excellence. We look forward to helping our global customers expand into this key market, while also helping South Korean companies accelerate their digital transformation initiatives via Platform Equinix."