Equinix to Build 7 Story Data Center in Singapore
The American multinational company headquartered in Redwood City, California – Equinix, has just announced its plan to construct their fourth data center in Singapore at the cost of $85 million.
As announced, the new seven-story facility called SG4, will provide interconnection and premium data center services to help businesses with their IT transformation and cloud adoption initiatives, while also supporting the digital infrastructure of Singapore. The project which is scheduled to be available in Q4 2019, will offer an initial capacity of 1,400 cabinets in the first phase.
“At the heart of digital business in Asia-Pacific, Singapore is a crucial hub for many organizations in the region, generating skyrocketing demand for cloud and interconnection services. With interconnection accelerating across the Asia-Pacific region, the new SG4 IBX (International Business Exchange) data center will create more opportunities for businesses, both locally and regionally, to interconnect with their customers, partners and stakeholders to achieve digital success, further enhancing the digital economies across Singapore and the region.” Said Samuel Lee, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific.
This is also a significant expansion of Platform Equinix, as this is its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center. SG4 is expected to provide colocation space of more than 132,180 square feet and accommodate over 4000 cabinets upon completion. SG4 which will be in the East of Singapore will be directly connected to the three existing Equinix IBX data centers in Singapore via low-latency dark fiber links. This will enable customers to securely interconnect with approximately 600 companies from different industries, over 200 global networks broad range services and more than 150 cloud and IT service providers.
SG4 will also provide software-defined interconnection through Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) to more than 1,300 businesses including some of the largest cloud service providers (CSP) among them Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud and Tencent Cloud.
Ecologically, Equinix is committed to its long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy and lowering its carbon footprint for its global platform. This is proven in the first three data centers as SG1 IBX data center is BCA-IDA Green Mark certified, while the SG2 and SG3 IBX data centers have received the GoldPLUS and Platinum awards, respectively. Hence, SG4 is expected to trail the green line.
The announcement in conclusion, affirms that currently, the global footprint of Platform Equinix spans 200 IBX data centers across 52 markets and 24 countries, providing data center and interconnection services for more than 9,800 of the world’s leading businesses. In Asia-Pacific, Equinix has 40 IBX data centers across key metros including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore.