Equinix expands Singapore data center for co-location service
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 02-Aug-2010
US-based global data center services provider Equinix announced last week to expand its second International Business Exchange data center in Singapore, SG2, to meet increasing demand for premium co-location and interconnection services in South Asia.
Representing an investment of US$43 million, this will be Equinix's third expansion phase within the SG2 IBX data center, which will add 850 new cabinet equivalents by mid-2011.
This announcement follows the SG2 IBX data center Phase 2 expansion of 1,000 cabinet equivalents, which is expected to be completed in September this year. Phase 1 was launched in July 2009 with 700 cabinet equivalents.
Singapore’s pro-business ICT environment
In Singapore, Equinix has already engaged with more than 70 networks and telecommunication service providers, making it the most network-dense data center in the country. Equinix’s Singapore IBX data center campus has become one of the largest cloud and IT services hubs for the Asia Pacific.
In addition, Singapore expects to launch two new submarine cable systems in 2012, located adjacent to the Equinix IBX data centers, adding between 23 and 31 Tbps of potential capacity.
“We continue to expand the facilities based on anticipated market demand,” said Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix Singapore. “Phase 1 of the SG2 IBX data center is currently at 75% capacity and there is a stronger than expected fill rate for Phase 2. The Phase 3 expansion reassures our customers that Equinix data center services provide the architectural flexibility and performance optimization needed to grow their business in the region.”