Equinix announced the opening of its fourth data center in Singapore, which it says will support Singapore’s digital transformation and Smart Nation vision.
The seven-story facility is located in Tai Seng Industry Estate, in an existing building that is upgraded and redesigned as a data center. Refurbished at an initial investment of US$74 million, it was delayed slightly from its original date of Q4 2019.
SG4 will initially offer 45,400 sq ft (4,217 sq m) of colocation space, enough for 1,400 cabinets, says Equinix. When fully built-up, this will increase to 132,180 sq ft (12,279 sq m) for 4,000 cabinets.
SG4 in Singapore
As is the case with every Equinix facility in Singapore, SG4 will be directly connected to SG1, SG2 and SG3 via dark fiber. As a well-established carrier hotel in the data center hub, this gives customers access to a broad range of network services from more than 210 global networks and more than 190 cloud and IT service providers.
“As Singapore forges ahead to advance its vision of becoming a leading digital economy and smart nation, we are confident that Equinix will provide the requisite support required for enterprises and the nation to continually embrace digital transformation and reinvent itself to remain globally competitive,” Yee May Leong, the managing director of Equinix South Asia, said.
As part of a strategic partnership, the fully operational SG4 will also see Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) make its biggest deployment of the TCS Enterprise Cloud Platform (ECP) in the Asia Pacific. By leveraging the connectivity of Equinix, TCS says it will provide private and hybrid cloud services to customers in the region and globally.
“TCS has been helping customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys using our Enterprise Cloud Platform as a flexible, hybrid cloud infrastructure layer that will support their future growth. We have been able to offer ECP to customers across the world, including in Asia Pacific, leveraging our strategic partnership with Equinix,” Satishchandra Doreswamy, VP and global head of cloud infrastructure at TCS, said.
“We believe that the new SG4 will further strengthen our ability to provide a future-proof cloud to customers in Singapore and across the region.”