Equinix to build $63m HK data center

Dylan Bushell-Embling
31/08/2010
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Equinix has announced plans to build a new $63 million data center in Hong Kong, due to open in the third quarter of 2011.

The data center, located in Tseun Wan, will be its second in Hong Kong, with capacity of more than 1,450 cabinet equivalents.

The first phase of the project will cost HK$156 million, and will run up until initial launch. HK2 will open with a capacity of 450 cabinet equivalents.

HK2 will be connected via a direct fiber link with Equinix' existing Hong Kong data center, HK1.

“Hong Kong is a critical data center market for global customers,” Equinix greater China CEO Jonathan Leung said. The current center was more than 70% full, with utilization growing fast, he said.

Equinix is now building a $65 million data center in Sydney, due to open in the second quarter of 2011, and opened a $45 million facility in Singapore in July.

The company operates 90 data centers in 35 markets worldwide.

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