ETIX Everywhere has purchased a 67 percent stake in the Genesis data center in Bang Chalong, 30 kilometers from Bangkok’s historic core. This data center will serve as the foundation for a new data center campus, which will be created in collaboration with its local partner Interlink Telecom.
The Genesis data center, dubbed ETIX Bangkok #1, is now operational with 2.4 MW of IT capacity, and future campus growth will provide substantial additional capacity. This data center complex would provide a high level of redundancy, with four independent fiber access lines and power supply from two distinct substations.
“We are very excited to announce our expansion into Asia starting with this acquisition in Bangkok, one of the most dynamic market in the zone,” said Louis Blanchot, Group CEO at ETIX Everywhere. “This first step in Asia is a major milestone in ETIX’s strategy to support our global customers providing them our best-in-class colocation services wherever they need.”
Through its global network of data centers, ETIX Everywhere provides colocation services to over 250 clients. ETIX Everywhere is primarily focused on Europe, Latin America, and South-East Asia.
“We are very pleased to have a strong partner like ETIX Everywhere with experience in this industry,” said Nuttanai Anuntarumporn, CEO at Interlink Telecom. “We believe that our partnership will support the booming Southeast Asia data center and cloud industry and lead us to a common success.”
Thailand, with a huge population and high Internet penetration, is an attractive growing market for public cloud and OTT service providers, according to ETIX Everywhere. They must bring their data as near to the end customers as feasible in order to provide a better service, which would likely boost demand for colocation services.
“Our customers are world leading cloud and content service providers; they have very strict colocation requirement, and it has been difficult for them to find a data center that can match with their standards in Thailand with enough capacity for expansion. We are very proud to finally offer them an answer to their needs,” said Pierre Patris, CEO Asia of ETIX Everywhere. “ETIX Everywhere has big ambitions in Southeast Asia, first with this campus in Bangkok, and we are also very active in data center opportunities in Vietnam and the Philippines.”
Interlink Telecom is a telecommunications provider and major data center operator in Thailand, focusing on digital transformation, which is booming in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The company has nationwide coverage, international points of interconnection, and two data centers.