At a groundbreaking ceremony that was held this morning,
Highlights / Key Facts
Scheduled to open in the second half of 2014, SG3 will further extend Platform
Equinix™ to meet strong demand for premium interconnection and data center services in Singaporefrom financial and cloud companies. SG3 will provide approximately 385,000 square feet of gross floor area and 5,000 cabinets over multiple phases. With a proposed investment of US$50–US$55M1, the first phase will provide 1,000 cabinets.
At the same time,
Equinixis investing US$55Min the fifth phase of its second Singapore IBX data center. The fifth phase of the expansion, which is expected to be available end of 2013, will provide 920 additional cabinets, bringing the total number of cabinets at this IBX data center to 4,176. It will also enable the provision of a high-connectivity, high-availability environment to support its customers’ cloud-based services.
SG3 will be located in close proximity to Equinix’s existing SG1 data
center, which is located at one-north, a 200-hectare development by
JTC Corporationdesigned to host a cluster of world-class research facilities and business park space to support growth in the biomedical sciences, infocomm technology, media, physical sciences and engineering industries.
SG3 and SG1 data centers will be interconnected through a dedicated
fiber network, allowing customers in SG1 to expand their business
Equinixplatform. Direct tethering to SG1, which is the most network-dense data center in the country, enables customers in SG3 to interconnect as if they were in the same location.
Recognizing financial customers’ need for network-rich infrastructure
with robust security, scalable, low-cost and low-latency connectivity,
SG3 will be compliant with guidelines introduced by the
Monetary Authority of Singaporein July 2012.
SG3 will also feature Business Suites for existing and new customers
Singaporewho require larger footprints. With Business Suites, Equinixcan offer customers bespoke solutions and an option to tie their larger deployments for select applications into Platform Equinix without sacrificing reliability or access to carriers and the Equinixecosystem.
Singaporegovernment continues to raise the bar in data center quality through eco-friendly initiatives that encourage the construction of green and modular facilities, Equinixhas also pledged itself to driving sustainable technologies. In an effort to minimize energy consumption at these energy-intensive facilities, both SG2 and SG3 are designed with the aim of operating as energy-efficiently as possible.
- Some of the green features deployed at SG3 ― which are already implemented at SG2 ― include motion-activated LED lights, electrically commutated fans, an automated system that reduces a motor’s speed and power, as well as a cold aisle containment infrastructure that supports higher power density installations for more efficient cooling. Recycled NEWater is also used for cooling purposes, an energy-saving process that is aligned with the Singapore Government’s green initiatives. Additionally, a solar power system will be implemented, a feature unique to SG3.
For its exemplary green initiatives, SG2 was recently presented with
the Gold Plus award under the BCA-IDA Green Mark for Data Centers
scheme. The first of its kind in
Asia, the scheme assesses data centers in Singaporebased on five key criteria ― energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable construction & management, indoor environment quality as well as other green features.
Jayson Goh, executive director of Infocomms and Media, Singapore Economic Development Board(EDB):
“We warmly welcome Equinix’s decision to significantly expand its data center capacity in
Singaporeto meet the strong market demand for premium data center services. Equinix’s data center expansion will add to the vibrancy of the infocomms ecosystem here and further reinforce Singapore’s position as a global data management hub. We are confident that Equinixwill be able to leverage Singapore’s market connectivity, global talent as well as our business-friendly environment, to enhance the delivery of services to its clients both in the region and globally.”
Chris Lee, global head of market access, ABN AMRO Clearing:
“At ABN AMRO Clearing, our customers are our first priority, and we need service providers who can offer the ability to seamlessly enter and expand in multiple territories, and add value to our client base.
Equinixis the perfect choice for us with its extensive reach in Asia-Pacific, and its track record of providing the highest quality services consistently through its global platform. We currently offer trading access, hosting and proximity across the globe covering multiple asset classes - delivered via our approximately 35 global data center locations and our vendor partners. Equinixis an integral part of that.”
David Loke, general manager, ReadySpace:
"Due to the success of our services, we were in need of high-performance and high-availability bandwidth options as well as a robust physical infrastructure that can scale to accommodate our growing demand for additional data center space," said. "By deploying into
Equinix's Singaporecenter, ReadySpace can differentiate itself from other Web hosting providers by offering higher levels of uptime, as well as service level agreements for temperature, humidity and power which are not common in the IDC ( Internet Data Center) market."
Tham Kuo Wei, chief executive officer, Mapletree Industrial TrustManagement, the manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust:
“We are pleased to embark on the development of SG3 as
Equinixexpands its presence in Singapore. We will build SG3 to meet BCA Green Mark and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards to underscore our commitment to environmentally sustainable developments .The partnership with Equinixalso establishes Mapletree Industrial Trustas the preferred real estate partner for companies requiring high specification industrial facilities. We congratulate Equinixon this milestone event.”
Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia Pacific:
“Singapore is currently one of the fastest growing cloud adopters in
Asia-Pacific, fueled by the rapid growth in adoption of social networking as well as the consumption of new forms of digital content. As a result, organizations including financial institutions here require an efficient, reliable and secure data center to support the growing number of digital platforms they use to serve their customers. We recognize the increasing demand for cloud and interconnection services as well as changing security requirements from both local and multinational organizations in Singapore. Our expansion is well-timed to meet strong market demand and will provide customers the ability to connect to an established ecosystem of existing and potential customers and partners.”
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and developing IBX centers, including
risks related to construction, project management and the delivery of
services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the
integration of companies acquired or will acquire into
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