Global colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has announced the second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When complete, phase two of SG3 will see an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000 cabinets.
With growing demand for interconnected data center facilities and managed services from the enterprise, financial services, network operators, cloud hosting and IT sectors, Singapore would be a key regional hub and a desired location for cloud hosting service providers and major multinational enterprises.
The second phase expansion of SG3 is a $54M commitment of Equinix to its customers and prospective customers within the region. This brings Equinix‘s total investment in Singapore to over $350M.
SG3 is Equinix’s largest data center facility in Asia-Pacific. The purpose-built facility has a gross floor area of approximately 385,000 square feet, which can accommodate approximately 5,000 cabinets at full build; 1,000 of which were available in the first phase, increasing by a further 2,000 cabinets in the second phase.
Access to 1,000 Networks
By deploying in SG3, customers like Fujitsu have direct access to Equinix’s network-dense ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, over 190 of which are directly accessible in Singapore. This would provide the Equinix SG3 users with access to a large marketplace of over 6,300 potential customers and partners across more than 100 data centers worldwide.
The Singapore data center expansion is in line with the steady growth of the company’s global interconnection platform, in which Equinix has invested more than $7.5 billion over the last 16 years. Cloud hosting and IT service providers account for a quarter of Equinix’s business and is the fastest growing segment for the company.