Equinix expands Singapore data centre to meet rising demand

Equinix has invested US$86 million to expand its SG5 IBX data centre to meet increasing demand for Singapore’s digital infrastructure.

As the company’s fifth data centre in Singapore, SG5 IBX is a nine-story facility located at the Tanjong Kling. Its expansion doubles its capacity to more than 2,950 cabinets with more than 7,700 square metres of colocation space.

The facility has been awarded Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum certification for its leading-edge sustainable design and practices. This is in line with the Singapore government’s emphasis on energy efficiency in new data centre construction.

“The expanded capacity of SG5 allows us to meet the rapidly increasing demand for digital infrastructure. Our digital infrastructure empowers public and private organisations with the capabilities necessary for innovation, participation, and success in the digital economy. This is crucial as enterprises in Singapore continue their drive towards digital transformation, solidifying Singapore’s status as Southeast Asia’s premier business and technology hub,” said Yee May Leong, Managing Director of Equinix South Asia.

Equinix has 240 IBX data centres in 66 metros across 27 countries around the world. In Asia-Pacific, it operates 52 IBX data centres in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea.

Equinix has been chosen by Inligo Networks to establish a cable landing station for its Asia Connect Cable System (ACC1) subsea cable in Singapore. ACC1 will provide low latency, high capacity connectivity among Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and the United States.

The Equinix data centre campus in Singapore is connected to 14 key submarine cable systems, including ACC1.

“Equinix emerged as the partner of choice for us due to its entrenched global footprint, as well as its extensive ecosystems of major network and cloud service providers that facilitate the connectivity necessary to maximise outcomes in today’s digital world,” said Simon Zettl, Chief Revenue Officer of Inligo Networks,

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