Equinix Announces SG5 DC for SG

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Singapore continues to expand as a global data center market, with Equinix announcing a new investment of USD86 million to expand its fifth International Business Exchange in the city-state.

Called SG5, the center has been awarded the Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum certification for its leading-edge sustainable design and practices, in line with the Singapore government’s emphasis on energy efficiency in new data center construction.

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

Commenting on the initiative, Yee May Leong, managing director at Equinix South Asia, said: "The expanded capacity of SG5 allows us to meet the rapidly increasing demand for digital infrastructure.

“Our digital infrastructure empowers public and private organizations 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.”  

Inligo Networks has also selected Equinix to establish a cable landing station for Singapore's Asia Connect Cable System (ACC1) subsea cable.

ACC1 will provide low latency, high-capacity connectivity between Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and the U.S. The Equinix data center campus in Singapore is connected to 14 key submarine cable systems, including ACC1, underscoring the company’s long-term commitment to Singapore’s Digital Hub ambitions.

Singapore is ranked as the second data center market globally – tied with Silicon Valley – and tops the Asia-Pacific ranking for its robust ecosystem, excellent connectivity, consistent demand, and local presence of all major cloud service providers.

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