Friday, August 21, 2009

SG2: Equinix's biggest data center in the APAC

from Express computer (India):

>>SG2: Equinix's biggest data center in the APAC

Equinix Inc. opened its second data center, SG2, in Singapore.

By Renuka Vembu

Equinix Inc., a data center service provider, opened its second data center, called SG2, in Singapore. This took the total count of its data centers around the world to 43. The company's biggest center in the APAC, spread over 110,000 square feet with an investment of $80 mn, SG2 will be functional in two phases. Phase 1, with the initial investment of $45 mn, will have 700 cabinets, and will be operational from August, while Phase 2 will possess an additional capacity of 1,000 cabinets.


It is looking to foray into the Indian market but it's plans are in a nascent stage. Its aim is to target countries with higher GDP, economic growth and a larger presence of MNCs. Clement Goh, Managing Director, Equinix Singapore, added that it is ready to counter the challenges that the Indian market is likely to throw up in the form of government regulations, availability of appropriate partners, synergizing the same vision, stability of critical infrastructure like power, water supply, etc.

From left to right: Clement Goh, Managing Director, Equinix Singapore; Keith D Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, Equinix; Leo Yip, Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board; Stephen Smith, President and CEO, Equinix; Samuel Lee, President, Equinix Asia Pacific, at the launch of Equinix's second data center, named SG2, in Singapore

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