Equinix Expands in Asia-Pacific with 4th IBX in Sydney

AustraliaYahoo — EQIX recently inaugurated the fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, SY4, in Sydney, Australia. This is in line with the company’s 2016 Expansion Plan announced in Mar 2016, under which it planned to open four data centers in Tokyo, Dallas, Sao Paulo and Sydney by the end of the year.


Equinix opens fourth facility in Sydney

AustraliaDatacenter Dynamics — Equinix has opened its fourth facility in Sydney, following hot on the heels of an expansion of its other Australian data center in Melbourne. The $97 million (US) international business exchange (IBX) data center is 4km from Sydneys’s central business district, and already has some 20 customers, according to reports – including network provider Connectivity IT, broadband network Grex, managed hosting firm Servers Australia, and cloud provider Zettagrid.

Equinix’s Channel Partner Program extends to Russia

APACDatacenter Dynamics — Equinix, one of the world’s largest operators of carrier-neutral data centers, is bringing its services to customers in Russia for the very first time. The company has agreed a reseller deal with the local cloud and colocation provider Stack Group, which will offer access to IT infrastructure hosted in 145 data centers owned by Equinix and located in 20 countries around the world.


IHS: IBM leads global SaaS cloud service market

APACTelecom Asia — IBM currently leads the SaaS cloud service market, while Amazon leads the global cloud infrastructure market (IaaS, CaaS, PaaS) in 2015, according to a new report by research firm IHS. According to the report, Salesforce ranked the second in the SaaS cloud service market with 8% of market share, while Microsoft and Oracle had 6% and 3%. SAP had just 2% share in the global SaaS cloud service market.


ASX opens PoP in Equinix’s Hong Kong DC

Hong KongTelecom Asia — The Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) new PoP in Equinix’s International Business Exchange  data center in Hong Kong is now operational. ASX is leveraging Platform Equinix in key international markets including Chicago and now Hong Kong, to help meet the needs of its growing business across the Asian region.


Equinix extends its presence in Japan with a $43m facility

JapanDatacenter Dynamics — In Japan, Equinix has opened the first unit in its promised datacenter expansion program. The International Business Exchange (IBX) data center has been named TY5, becoming the tenth Equinix facility in the Japanese capital. TY5’s 5,078 square meters (54,663 square feet) have cost the company $43 million, providing space for 350 cabinets with a further 375 lined up for a second phase of development.


Equinix to open data centres in Japan, Brazil, Australia and US in $420m expansion

JapanCBR Online — US colo Equinix has today unveiled its expansion plans for 2016, which include over $4.5bn in acquisitions and organic growth. In the company’s plans are the construction of four sites in Tokyo (Japan), Dallas (US), Sydney (Australia) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The expansion plans came following growing demand for colocation and cloud services around the world as businesses realise the need for services interconnection driven by the IoT, CEO Steve Smith said.


Equinix expands Jakarta data center

IndonesiaEquinix has expanded its JK1 data center in Jakarta, through its partnership with DCI Indonesia (DCI). Coupled with its alliance with DCI and a premium connection with the Indonesian Internet Exchange (IIX), the second phase of development at JK1 is an indicator of Equinix’s continued commitment to the region, the company said.


Equinix doubles capacity of Jakarta Data Center in partnership with DCI Indonesia

IndonesiaEconomic Times — California – Jakarta: Equinix a global interconnection and data center company has announced the expansion of its data center in Jakarta, known as JK1, through its partnership with DCI Indonesia (DCI).  Coupled with its alliance with DCI and a premium connection with the Indonesian Internet Exchange (IIX), the second phase of development at JK1 is an indicator of Equinix’s continued commitment to the region, where market demand from the cloud and financial sectors for world-class data center services is flourishing.


More DC Reits ‘could eventually list in Asia’, from SG

SingaporeAsia One — Singapore: THE trend of data centre Reits (real estate investment trusts) hasn’t really kicked off in Asia, but it would be “inevitable” in the long term, a senior executive from Digital Realty (DRL), the first data centre Reit to ever list globally, believes.


Equinix Closes Bit-isle Deal; To Grow Asia-Pacific Footprint

JapanZacks — Equinix Inc. recently announced the completion of the Bit-isle Inc. acquisition. The Japanese outsourcing firm is expected to strengthen the company’s position in the Asia-Pacific region. The data center operator commenced a cash tender offer in September through its Japanese subsidiary for all issued and outstanding shares of Tokyo-based Bit-isle. Equinix offered JPY922 a share to Bit-isle shareholders which translates to a total of JPY33.3 billion or approximately $280 million.


The secret behind Singapore’s data center success

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — At just 718.3 square kilometers with a modest population of a little over five million, Singapore is just a drop in the ocean when compared to its sizeable neighbours. Yet the little red dot has been anything but meek in the data center industry, accounting for over 60% of the region’s market and leading Southeast Asia as a hub. This is quite a feat, especially given the limited availability of space and the novelty of the Singapore data center scene.


Equinix takes fourth place in Japanese data centre market with buy

JapanData Center News — Equinix has completed its acquisition of 97% of the equity interests of Japan’s Bit-isle, creating the fourth largest data centre operator in Japan. Equinix, which announced its intention to acquire the Japanese data centre operator, is using the acquisition to expand its data centre footprint and support growing demand for interconnection throughout Asia Pacific. The acquisition was done through Equinix’s Japanese subsidiary and provides Equinix with six more data centres in Japan.


Can SDN player threaten Equinix?

AustraliaThe plan would see Megaport expand into another 45 data centres in key connectivity points around the globe. It has identified some of those locations as: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. The plan will increase the existing Megaport network from 34 data centres to 79 data centres. Once the expansion is complete, Megaport will be a significant competitor to the likes of Equinix, CenturyLink and other SDN providers in the market.


Equinix Closes Bit-isle Deal, Expands Japan Data Center Footprint

JapanDatacenter Knowledge — Equinix has completed its acquisition of Japanese data center provider Bit-isle, adding five data centers in Tokyo and one in Osaka to its existing footprint in both cities, the Redwood City, California-based company announced today. Equinix has acquired about 97 percent of equity interests in the Japanese provider, expecting to buy the rest by the end of the year. The company first announced the deal in September, saying it had made an offer for $280 million.


Equinix (EQIX) Helps to Build FASTER Marine Internet Cable

APACNASDAQ — 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.


Equinix pours $39m more into Melbourne data centre

AustraliaIT 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.


How Singapore became Asia’s data centre hub

SingaporeDigital 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.


​Equinix grows Japanese footprint with Bit-isle AU$397m acquisition

JapanZDNet — 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.


Equinix buys Japanese datacentre firm Bit-isle to tap into Asia-Pacific cloud demand

JapanComputer 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.


NexGen expands low latency fiber backbone in Europe and Asia

JapanData 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.


Equinix Makes AWS Direct Connect Available in Osaka

JapanBenzinga — 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.


Equinix Kicks Off Singapore Data Center Expansion

SingaporeDatacenter 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.


Singapore Data Centre Dealbook: Alibaba invests $1b in Aliyun; Equinix to expand SG data centre

SingaporeDeal 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.


Equinix Begins Second Phase Expansion of its Largest Asia-Pacific Data Center in Singapore

SingaporePRNewswire — 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.


As Colocation Market Consolidates, Who Are the Market Leaders?

APACData 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.


Equinix Uses Infinera for DCI in Hong Kong

Hong KongLight 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.


Equinix, Alibaba’s Aliyun Hook Up for Dedicated Cloud Services

China.gifeWeek — 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 And Alibaba Partner To Bring North America To Asia. And Vice Versa

ChinaEquinix 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.


Equinix Announces Further Expansion of its Footprint in Hong Kong

Hong KongREDWOOD 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.