Equinix, a provider of data center services, has finished the second phase of HK2, which is an International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Hong Kong.
The data center is a part of Equinix’s strategy to expand its reach across the APAC region and built with an additional investment of $48.9 million.
The data center is located in the western part of the New Territories region and adds 1,000 cabinets to bringing the total capacity to 1,450 cabinets.
The company has strengthened its presence in the APAC region with the acquisition of Asia Tone. The acquisition has helped in extending Platform Equinix to a total of 105 data centers across the globe.
“Companies are either selling digital goods and services or relying heavily on the Internet for employee productivity and other business applications. As a result, we are seeing strong demand in Asia Pacific, making it our fastest growing region,” said Samuel Lee, president, Equinix APAC.
The new data center will be offering a vivid range of premium data center services including colocation, interconnection and peering and direct cross connect between networks.
“Hong Kong is an important regional hub for multi-national companies. To address the ever-growing demand for data center services in the city, Equinix has continued to expand its data center capacity and services in Hong Kong since entering the market more than twelve years ago,” said Alex Tam, managing director, Equinix Greater China.
Companies deployed in HK2 can utilize Equinix’s network-dense and carrier neutral platform to access to a vast ecosystem of partners and potential customers.
Equinix, recently announced the expansion of its second IBX data center (SG2) in Singapore, which is also a part of expansion strategy in the APAC region.
The company is investing $72 million in total for the expansion in the region.
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