Equinix to expand Hong Kong footprint

28 May 2015

Equinix has announced plans to expand its footprint in Hong Kong with a $40 million investment.

The company will use the financing to build the third phase of its second international business exchange (IBX) data centre, HK2, as well as the ninth phase of its first data centre, HK1.

The facilities are being expanded in a bid to meet increasing demand for data centre and interconnection services from cloud and content and digital media companies in Hong Kong.

"With the strong momentum of cloud and content companies deploying in Hong Kong, as well as data centre services demand from worldwide customers including many in China, it was a clear strategic business decision to expand our presence in Hong Kong," said Alex Tam, managing director at Equinix Hong Kong.

"The investment in HK1 and HK2 further positions Hong Kong as an important regional hub, not only for financial services firms, but for cloud and content companies as well."

The third phase of HK2 will see the implementation of an additional 900 cabinets – bringing its total to 2,350 – and is due to open in Q4 2015.

In June last year, Equinix launched the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Asia-Pacific

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