Equinix IBX data centre.
Equinix has announced that its fifth International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Hong Kong, HK5, is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Located in the heart of Hong Kong's financial data centre nexus of Tseung Kwan O, the US$32 million eight-storey facility is built to meet the demand for interconnection from the city's financial services firms and other industries.
HK5 will provide robust reliability and disaster preparedness, as well as the highest levels of security, compliance and operational excellence.
Since HK5 is connected to HK1, HK2 and HK3 via diverse path fiber connections, it is an ideal backup and/or expansion location for customers that have already deployed in other Equinix Hong Kong data centres.
Besides that, HK5 enables customers to interconnect directly to more than 425 companies colocated with Equinix in Hong Kong, thus offering them flexibility and scalability to meet changing business needs.
Supporting the Equinix's sustainability philosophy, the new data centre will use granular temperature monitoring, cold aisle containment and optimised lighting control to deliver energy efficiency. Equinix expects HK5 to have a small environmental footprint, with an annual average PUE (power usage efficiency) as low as 1.45.
With the addition of HK5, Equinix will have 30 IBX data centres in Asia Pacific, and its total global footprint will cover more than 180 IBX data centres across 44 markets.
The company recently expanded its SG2 IBX data centre in Singapore to address the increasing demand for direct connection to cloud service providers too.
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