Equinix, a provider of global data centre services, has announced the opening of the first phase of its second International Business Exchange data centre in Hong Kong. The new IBX data centre, called HK2, was built to meet the increasing demand for premium colocation and interconnection data centre services, particularly from financial services organizations and cloud service providers operating in the city. HK2 represents an investment of US$63 million and extends Platform Equinix to a total of 99 data centres, across 38 strategic markets around the world.
Located near the existing HK1 IBX data centre in the western part of the New Territories region, the first phase of HK2, an investment of US$20 million (HK$156M), will provide 450 cabinet equivalents, expanding to 1,450 at full build-out. With direct fibre connection to HK1, the HK2 IBX data centre builds on Equinix’s existing rich network density, providing customers with a wide range of connectivity options. Major networks operating within HK2 include PCCW and Wharf T&T.
HK2 is the third new IBX data centre to be opened by Equinix in the Asia-Pacific region this year as part of its plans to expand Platform Equinix in the region. Earlier this year the company opened IBX data centres in Sydney (SY3) and Tokyo (TY3) – the third Equinix IBX data centres in both cities.