Equinix has announced the eighth phase expansion of its SG2 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore.
With a total capital investment of $41.8 million, the expansion will add 1,400 cabinets and 47,666 square feet of colocation space, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 6,300 cabinets.
The SG2 facility is a high-power density and efficient data center specially designed for companies from the cloud, content and IT industry requiring large deployments with metered power.
In a mature cloud landscape such as Asia-Pacific, demand for managed cloud and professional services is expected to increase as more businesses and enterprises migrate to the cloud.
The expanded capacity of SG2 will address rising market demands for direct connect to leading cloud service providers – including Amazon Web Services, Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform – through Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX).
This enables businesses to do more in the cloud by providing secure, direct, and flexible network connections to a wide range of cloud service provides, whilst advancing the region’s cloud market and the overall digital economy, said Clement Goh, managing director for Equinix South Asia.
“By increasing the operational capacity of the data center, customers will have a greater choice for interconnection to thrive at the digital edge in well-established business ecosystems,” Goh said.
The SG2 expansion is the latest in a series of expansions across Asia Pacific, with other recent expansions in Melbourne, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Equinix has 29 IBX data centers in Asia-Pacific. Its total global footprint covers 179 IBX data centers across 44 markets.