Equinix plans fifth Singapore data centre as cloud demand climbs

Equinix has unveiled plans for a fifth data centre in Singapore, as it looks to meet increasing demand for cloud services amidst accelerated digital transformation efforts. Slated to launch in the first half of 2021, the new site will boast an initial capacity of 1,300 cabinets and investment of $144 million in the first phase. 

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The data centre also will offer 18,400 square feet of colocation space and, at full capacity, is targeted to house 5,000 cabinets and a total colocation space of almost 129,000 square feet. To be called SG5, the new nine-storey building will be located in Tanjong Kling, formerly known as Data Centre Park, and will be directly linked to Equinix’s four other sites via dark fibre links. 

The announcement comes months after the data centre operator opened its fourth local facility earlier this year, with an initial investment of $85.3 million. Equinix runs 46

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Equinix to spend $55m on third Osaka data centre


Equinix’s HK4 colocation hall in Hong Kong

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Equinix has announced plans to build a third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Osaka, Japan.

The facility, to be known as OS3, will be the company’s 14th in the country, with 11 already in Tokyo.

Equinix said the additional Osaka data centre comes as the region has become a hub for startup companies and innovation. 

“It is gearing up to become Japan’s next international financial centre and drive the growth of the digital economy,” the company added. “With numerous businesses related to energy, healthcare and medical services, and manufacturing, Osaka has evolved to become a prime location for data centres in Japan, the second largest following Tokyo.”

The company said OS3 will offer close proximity to major internet and peering exchanges and an ecosystem of network, cloud, and digital content providers. It will also offer direct, low-latency connections to

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