NASDAQ — Data center company, Equinix Inc. has scaled a new level of technological success in the field of subsea communications by backing the development of a high-speed underwater cable network between the U.S. and Asia. The company will help to build the fiber-optic cable system, FASTER, on the Trans-Pacific route connecting the U.S. and Japan. As is evident from the name of the project, the latest subsea cable system can support channel rates of 60Tb/s.
IT News — Data centre operator Equinix will invest US$28 million (A$39 million) into expanding its Melbourne ME1 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre to offer an extra 750 cabinets by the first quarter of next year. Equinix said the investment was in response to increasing demand from enterprises for cloud service in Melbourne, citing Telsyte figures that predicted the local infrastructure-as-a-service market would grow from $366 million this year to $775 million in 2019.
Digital News Asia — SINGAPORE is pretty much the ‘hub’ for anything in Asia these days, having taken advantage of its geographical position – smack dab in the middle between East and West – to become a centre for aviation and travel, financial services, and other industries. Add data centres to that impressive list. However, that was not always the case, according to Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) chief executive officer George Rockett.
ZDNet — Equinix has bought Tokyo-based Bit-isle for AU$397 million as part of plans to strengthen its position in the Japanese market. As part of the acquisition, Equinix will gain five datacentres in Tokyo and one in Osaka that is in close proximity to the existing Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres in Japan.
Computer Weekly — Equinix has hit the acquisition trail again, having agreed to buy Tokyo-based datacentre provider Bit-isle for $280m. The deal is expected to close in early 2016, and – if it goes through – would make Equinix Japan’s fourth largest datacentre operator, with 10 facilities in the country. Bit-isle was set up in the year 2000, and specialises in providing outsourced IT services. Since then, it has gone on to open six datacentres in Japan, and claims to have more than 650 customers.
Data Center Dynamics — NextGen Networks, a global provider of high-speed fiber-optic services, announced that it has deployed new Points of Presence (PoPs) in data centers run by Equinix in Tokyo (TY3) and Frankfurt (FR2). This expansion adds coverage of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region for NexGen. As a longtime Equinix customer, the company has used Platform Equinix to scale its business to provide an ultra-low latency route between Europe and Asia to meet the needs of global enterprises.
Benzinga — REDWOOD CITY and OSAKA: Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in Equinix’s Osaka International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center (OS1). With AWS Direct Connect, companies across Asia can connect their privately owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the AWS Cloud that reduces costs, increases throughput, and delivers more consistent application performance.
Datacenter Knowledge — Equinix has commenced build-out of the second phase of its largest data center in Asia-Pacific, located in Singapore. The company announced the launch of the first phase of SG3 only in March, and the latest announcement illustrates how high the demand for data center space in the tiny island nation is growing.
Deal Street Asia — Singapore currently is home to approximately 50 per cent of the Southeast Asia’s data-centre capacity, which is expected to grow significantly as new investments in data centre infrastructure come online, with Alibaba’s US$1 billion investment in Aliyun and Equinix’sexpansion of its Asia Pacific (APAC) data centre in Singapore.
PRNewswire — REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SINGAPORE: Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When complete, phase two of SG3 will see an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000 cabinets. This brings Equinix’s total investment in Singapore to over $350M.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
Light Reading — SUNNYVALE, Calif.: Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix has selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong datacenters. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.
eWeek — Data center services provider Equinix will soon be doing a lot of business in the Far East, and its new partner, Alibaba’s Aliyun, will be doing the same in the U.S.The company signed an agreement earlier this month with Aliyun, the Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s cloud computing division, to provide direct access to Aliyun’s cloud platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in both Hong Kong and in Northern California.
Equinix is building that base out today with the announcement of a partnership between it and Alibaba Group Holding’s cloud computing arm. What that means is that organizations can obtain direct access to Aliyun (Alibaba’s cloud business’ trading name) platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in either Hong Kong or Silicon Valley. The focus of the partnership is one of helping Chinese and North American enterprises to gain dedicated secure access to all of Aliyun’s cloud services.
REDWOOD CITY – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced its plans to further expand its footprint inHong Kong. It will invest over $40 million to build the third phase of its second International Business Exchange ™ (IBX®) data center (HK2). It will also build the ninth phase of its first data center (HK1). The new facilities will meet strong demand from cloud and content and digital media (CDM) companies for data center and interconnection services inHong Kong.
Data centre operator Equinix will invest more than US$97 million (A$121 million) to build its fifth data centre in Australia, adding a fourth facility to its Sydney footprint. The company will stick with its traditional naming convention with the SY4 facility, which it said would address the growing demand for data centre infrastructure in the country. The addition of the 12,500 square metre SY4 brings Equinix’s total Australian investment to nearly US$360 million.
Equinix, one of the world’s largest data centre (DC) operators, opened its third DC in Singapore on Wednesday. This will be its flagship DC and its largest in the Asia Pacific region. The International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre will be known as SG3. It has been specifically designed to meet the safety and data security guidelines set out by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). A company spokesman said the opening of the DC demonstrates Equinix’s commitment to satisfy growing market demand for premium data centre services from financial services and cloud computing companies across the region.
Australia’s data centre operators are in a race to scale out their facilities to meet the capacity demands of cloud providers and to prepare for the internet of things. Executives for the largest four operators – Equinix, Global Switch, Digital Realty and NextDC – used a panel discussion at the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit to discuss the pressure to build at scale while lowering costs. All agreed that data centre operators needed to demonstrate available capacity and their ability to scale in order to be considered a potential host for cloud service nodes.
More than 30 customers have taken space at the recently launched Equinix data center in Melbourne, its first facility in Australia’s second most populous city, the company announced. The Redwood City, California-based colocation giant announced plans to build a $60 million data center in Melbourne, called ME1, in January 2014. Today, one year later, the facility is online and seeing strong user and carrier pickup.
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has launched two additional points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore to address the growing demand for enhanced network and cloud connectivity within the Southeast Asian business hub. The PoPs feature access to Level 3’s global network and extensive portfolio of Internet protocol (IP), virtual private network (VPN), content delivery network (CDN), broadcast (Vyvx), cloud and collaboration solutions.