Equinix expanding Asia-Pacific data center in Singapore

Global interconnection and data-center company Equinix announced second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When completed, phase two of SG3 will have an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000.

Global interconnection and data-center company Equinix announced second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When completed, phase two of SG3 will have an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000.

SG3 is Equinix's largest data-center facility in Asia-Pacific. The facility has a gross floor area of about 385,000 square feet, which can accommodate approximately 5,000 cabinets at full build.

By deploying in SG3, customers like Fujitsu have direct access to Equinix's ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, over 190 of which are directly accessible in Singapore. The company's Singapore data centers have an interconnection rate of more than 12,200 between businesses in that country alone. More locally, the expansion of SG3 will offer more connectivity to SG1, which Equinix describes as "Singapore's most network-dense data center." A low-latency fiber-optic network link connects to the two facilities (see "Equinix deploys Infinera DTN-X in three data centers"). Equinix also has a third data center in the region.

"Singapore is enroute to becoming a smart nation, integrating all aspects of technology into a coherent and cohesive whole to improve the way people live, work, and play," offers Clement Goh, managing director of Equinix South Asia.

Equinix says cloud and IT service providers account for a quarter of its business and is the company's fastest growing segment. Since March, the company has opened five new data centers in New York, Singapore, Melbourne, London, and Toronto.

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