New Equinix Data Center in SG Runs on Renewables

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Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has opened its fifth International Business Exchange data center in Singapore, a USD 144 million purpose-built facility. The difference is that this data center operates on 100% renewable energy.

The SG5 IBX is a new nine-story facility located at the Tanjong Kling data center park. Its addition strengthens Equinix’s cross-island presence and location diversity, with all five of Equinix’s current IBX data centers strategically spread across the island. 

The first phase of the SG5 IBX has over 41,700 square feet (over 3,970 square meters) of colocation space, offering an initial capacity of 1,300 cabinets. It will offer 5,000 cabinets at full buildout, with a total colocation space of close to 129,000 square feet (12,000 square meters).

The SG5 IBX is directly connected to the four existing Equinix IBX data centers in Singapore via low-latency dark fiber links and will enable customers to interconnect with more than 700 companies in the market securely.

This expansion of the Equinix global platform allows customers to choose from a broad range of network services from over 200 providers and interconnect directly to customers and partners on Platform Equinix in their digital supply chain.

"Businesses in the Asia-Pacific region continue to increase their demand for digital infrastructure, with Singapore being the epicenter for digital business growth in the region,” said Jeremy Deutsch, president at Equinix Asia-Pacific.

“We see a growing shift in the priorities of business leaders towards investing in environmental, social, and governance initiatives when they consider their digital transformation plans, and Equinix is in complete alignment with these goals as we put our sustainability targets into action. The expanded footprint in Singapore further brings our global target towards building the digital infrastructure of tomorrow responsibly and sustainably.”

According to the latest Equinix Global Tech Trends Survey, 88% of surveyed companies in Singapore indicated that digitizing their IT infrastructure was a top priority, with 66% believing interconnection will help them navigate challenges.

Equinix’s global platform currently spans 230 IBX data centers across 64 metros. Equinix has 47 IBX data centers in key metros across Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore in Asia-Pacific.

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