Equinix has opened its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore – targeting from financial and cloud companies in the region.
The opening of SG3 will extend Platform Equinix to meet demand for interconnection and data center services in Singapore and the region. Equinix has invested more than $7.5 billion over the last 16 years.
Orange Carriers Singapore and Datapipe, a managed hybrid IT solutions vendor for the enterprise, will deploy in SG3 as part of their global expansion.
Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix South Asia, said: “SG3 was built to meet that demand and ensure that companies like Orange Carriers Singapore and Datapipe are ready to support their customers’ needs in return.”
Earlier this month Equinix announced that it will open five new data centers on four continents in the coming weeks to create more capacity.
SG3 is Equinix’s largest data center facility in Asia-Pacific that was developed by Mapletree Industrial Trust. It has gross floor area of 385,000 square feet, which can accommodate approximately 5,000 cabinets at full build, 1,000 of which will be available in the first phase.
By deploying in SG3, Orange Carriers Singapore and Datapipe can connect to Equinix’s network-dense ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, over 190 of which are directly accessible in Singapore. This provides customers with access to a large marketplace of over 4,800 potential customers and partners across more than 100 data centers worldwide.
With an initial investment of $53 million, the opening of SG3 follows swiftly the sixth phase of Equinix’s second Singapore IBX data center, which now provides an additional 700 cabinets, and brings the total investment in Singapore to date to well over $300 million.
SG3 and SG1 data centers will be interconnected through a dedicated fiber network, allowing customers in SG1 to expand their business within the Equinix platform. Direct tethering to SG1, which is the country’s most network-dense data center, enables customers in SG3 to interconnect with low latency, as if they were in the same location.