PARTNERS WITH TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Equinix has just announced the opening of its fourth data center (SG4) in Singapore, a converted seven-story building located in Tai Seng Industry Estate.
With the new data center, the company is providing an initial offer of 45,400 square foot colocation space which accommodates up to 1,400 cabinets. Upon full build, SG4 is expected to provide colocation space of about 132,180 square feet and accommodate up to 4000 cabinets.
“As Singapore forges ahead to advance its vision of becoming a leading digital economy and smart nation, we are confident that Equinix will provide the requisite support required for enterprises and the nation to continually embrace digital transformation and reinvent itself to remain globally competitive,” said Yee May Leong, the managing director of Equinix South Asia.
Equinix has also established a partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to deploy the TCS Enterprise Cloud Platform (ECP) in the Asia Pacific through the new data center. With SG4 and its associated connectivity, TCS says it will provide private and hybrid cloud services to customers in the region and globally.
“TCS has been helping customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys using our Enterprise Cloud Platform as a flexible, hybrid cloud infrastructure layer that will support their future growth. We have been able to offer ECP to customers across the world, including in Asia Pacific, leveraging our strategic partnership with Equinix,” said Satishchandra Doreswamy, VP and global head of cloud infrastructure at TCS.
SG4 was first announced last year and scheduled to open in Q4 2019 but was delayed for undisclosed reasons. In that announcement, Equinix said that SG4 will be directly connected to the three existing Equinix data centers in Singapore (SG1, SG2 and SG3) via dark fiber links. This will enable customers to interconnect with companies from different industries via access to over 200 global networks broad range services and more than 150 cloud and IT service providers.