Equinix to build $85m data center in Singapore

The connection and data center firm has announced its fourth data center in Singapore as it expands its presence in the "crucial hub"


US-based connection and data center firm Equinix has announced its plans to build a data center in Singapore costing S$116.6m ($85m), its fourth data center in the city state so far.

The seven-floor facility center located in Tai Seng Industrial Estate, named SG4, will initially be around 4,220 sqm and offer a capacity of 1,400 cabinets before growing to provide a total co-location space of approximately 12,280 sqm with a 4,000-cabinet capacity. The data center is expected to open in 4Q19.

SG4 will be connected to the three other data centers in Singapore through low-latency dark fiber links meaning that customers will be able to securely interconnect with the around 600 companies from a number of industries. It will also provide software-defined interconnecting to more than 1,300 businesses, among them some of the largest cloud service providers such as Amazon's AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

"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," said Samuel Lee, president of Equinix Asia-Pacific.

"With interconnection accelerating across the Asia-Pacific region, the new SG4 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," he added.

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