Equinix Completes Acquisition of Two Data Centers in India
Equinix India will be led by Managing Director
- From the acquisition, the two new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in
Mumbai, dubbed Equinix MB1 and MB2, form a network-dense data center campus with more than 350 international brands and local companies, including the world's leading cloud service providers (CSPs), global networks, content delivery network (CDN) providers, all local carriers, 170 internet service providers (ISPs) and five internet exchanges.
- Home to the digital infrastructure of numerous global organizations, the two data centers in
Mumbaiprovide an initial 1,350 cabinets, with an additional 500 cabinets to buildout. The facilities will add more than 90,000 square feet of colocation space to Platform Equinix® when fully built. Equinix's Mumbaicampus offers a cloud-dense environment and direct access to major cloud services, including AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect. It also hosts key internet exchanges such as AMS-IX India, Extreme IX, Mumbai IX-DECIX, National Internet Exchange of India(NIXI) and Bharat IX, allowing ISPs, carriers, CDNs and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic. Equinixplans to introduce a full range of interconnection and digital infrastructure services, including Equinix Connect, Equinix Internet Exchange®, Metro Connect, Equinix FabricTM and Network Edge, in the new data centers upon the completion of the business integration. This will enable customers in Indiato connect in real time, directly and privately, to more than 10,000 companies, including more than 1,800 networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers, through Platform Equinix for increased performance, security and scale.
- According to
Frost & Sullivan, Indiais anticipated to become a US$2 trilliondigital economy by 2030, growing at a 21% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). It also forecasts that 40% to 50% of Indian businesses will be taking a containerized hybrid multicloud approach for deploying applications by 2025.1 Digitalization and cloud adoption in Indiawill be further accelerated by the upcoming rollout of 5G and ICT policy reforms of the government. The expansion of Platform Equinix will enable Indian businesses, as well as multinationals with a presence in India, to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure they need to power their success.
- Current customers at GPX India will now be able to access Platform Equinix capabilities worldwide. For example, OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, has deployed in MB2 and is leveraging Zenlayer's IP transit and IP peering services to support its critical IT operations in
India, including the OPPO App Market Store, local official website, and end-user data. Today's announcement will further support OPPO's omnichannel strategy in Indiaand its global expansion ambitions as it can easily replicate its digital infrastructure with Equinixin Indiato anywhere via Equinix'sglobal platform.
- Over the years,
Equinixhas supported India-based partners, including HCL Technologies, Infosys, and Wipro, in deploying their customers' digital infrastructure at Equinix IBX data centers outside of India.
- Appointed as Managing Director of Equinix India,
Manoj Paulhas over 25 years of extensive experience in IT and telecom infrastructure. Prior to Equinix, he led the Indiaoperation of GPX India, helping it to emerge as India'smost prominent carrier-neutral and cloud-dense data center. Before joining GPX India, Paul spent 11 years with Bharti Airtel Ltd, where his last role was Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises) for the Western region.
- Globally, Platform Equinix comprises more than 230 data centers across 65 metros and 27 countries, providing data center and interconnection services for more than 10,000 of the world's leading businesses, including more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies. Today,
Equinixoperates 49 IBX data centers in Asia-Pacificacross 13 metros in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Koreaand Singapore.
- In connection with this transaction, J.P. Morgan,
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldasand Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLPwere advisors to Equinix,and KPMG and Kanga & Cowere advisors to GPX.
Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO of Zenlayer
"With over 185 points of presence around the world, Zenlayer continues to provide businesses with low latency and worldwide on-demand edge cloud services. Our global edge cloud platform, when combined with
Equinix'sglobal footprint and cloud ecosystems, will further optimize our customers' hybrid multicloud infrastructure and enhance the digital experiences for users." Nishchal Khorana, Vice President & Global Program Leader, ICT, Frost & Sullivan
"Digital adoption in
Indiahas become a strategic priority for the government as well as enterprises. Indian government's initiatives for building a self-reliant Indiaare expected to further catalyze digital adoption. Digital will play a pivotal role as enterprises aim to transform their business models and strengthen competitiveness. With Equinix'sproven global experience, it has the potential to offer immense value for enterprises in Indiaas they accelerate their digital journey." Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific
Indiapresents enormous opportunities for digital leaders in Asia-Pacific. Bringing Platform Equinix to Indianot only solidifies Equinix'sposition as the leading digital infrastructure provider in Asia-Pacific, but also provides a new option to local enterprises and multinationals operating in Indiato interconnect and manage their digital infrastructure in Mumbai. We believe our global expertise and unique interconnection ecosystem will continue to empower businesses in India." Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India
"Extending Platform Equinix to
Indiawith the addition of two world-class, highly interconnected data centers provides a platform for additional expansion across the country, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead for Equinix. With the global footprint of Equinixand the industry's largest ecosystem, we are well-positioned to be a critical part as well as a driving force of the digital revolution in India, helping businesses to leap forward domestically and globally."
- Platform Equinix® Expands to
- Equinix MB1 Data Sheet [website]
- Equinix MB2 Data Sheet [website]
- Equinix Fabric [website]
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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