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Equinix expands its data centre in Singapore to address rising demand for cloud service connection

Adrian M. Reodique | July 20, 2017
Equinix is investing US$41.8 million to expand the data centre’s colocation space and add more cabinets.

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Equinix is expanding its SG2 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Singapore to address the increasing demand for direct connection to cloud service providers.

The SG2 IBX data centre, located near the SEA-ME-WE3 and SEA-ME-WE4 cable landing stations, is designed for companies in the cloud, content, and IT sectors.

Equinix said they are investing US$41.8 million to expand the data centre's colocation space by 47,666 square feet and add 1,400 cabinets more to bring their total operational capacity to 6,300 cabinets.

"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. 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," said Clement Goh, managing director of Equinix in South Asia.

Equinix has 29 IBX data centres in Asia Pacific region. Besides SG2, the company has recently expanded its data centres in Melbourne, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. 

 

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