Equinix expands China datacentre presence

Launches SH5 facility in Shanghai

Interconnection and datacentre company, Equinix, has launched its newest datacentre in Shanghai, SH5, to address the strong demand for premium datacentre services in China from global customers seeking to expand in the diverse market.

Following the $US230.5 million acquisition of Asia Tone in July 2012, Equinix gained a total of six datacentres and one disaster recovery centre across Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore, including SH5.

The first phase of SH5 will provide 200 cabinet equivalents, expanding to 900 with a gross area of 80,000 square feet when all three phases are completed.

SH5 offers premium datacentre services including colocation and Smart Hands. Equinix will provide customers with 24x7 support and installation assistance.

“China is one of the fastest growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region and a priority market,” Equinix Greater China managing director, Alex Tam, said. “Equinix will continue expanding Platform Equinix to support our customers’ business needs with our global datacentre footprint.”

“With Shanghai expected to be the global financial center by 2020, the market requires a reliable datacentre services provider with international experience.”