Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services announced the launch of the fourth phase of its second data center facility in Singapore – SG2. Equinix calls their data centers ‘International Business Exchange (IBX)‘ facilities and this one was built to accommodate the increasing market demand from cloud and financial service providers.
Two companies – among many others – have already selected the facility to expand into the Asia-Pacific region. Go Daddy, with more than 10.3 million customers throughout the world, selected the facility to ensure their customers have the best Web hosting and email experience, according to Mikael Erminger, international data centers manager for Go Daddy.
Unitas Global also expanded and deployed its managed infrastructure-as-a-service solutions in Equinix’s SG2 facility. Grant Kirkwood, chief executive officer at Unitas Global stated ” “Equinix has been a reliable partner, playing an instrumental role in driving our regional business growth. Its high standards of consultancy, service and low-latency connectivity have allowed us to effectively manage multi-market projects across industries.”
According to Gartner Research, spend on data center services has reached US$10B in the Asia-Pac region alone last year – cited Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix South Asia in the company’s press release. The SG2 expansion will increase Equinix’s number of cabinets to 3,256 at a cost of approximately US$28.5 million.