Equinix expands data center in Jakarta

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Equinix today announced the expansion of its data center in Jakarta.

In the phase two, the Jakarta data center called JK1 will add approximately 400 cabinets to the data center, doubling available capacity to a total net size of 800 cabinets. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2016, said Equinix.

JK1 — located at Cibitung, approximately 30 km from the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) –enables direct peering connection to the IIX through the DCI and Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) tie-up. Companies can access Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across global markets via existing network providers.

Equinix said JK1 phase two will extend Platform Equinix to cater to the demand for interconnection and data center services in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. Equinix has invested more than $7.5 billion over the last 17 years to expand the data center presence.

JK1 taregts businesses from industries such as cloud and IT services, network providers and enterprises, said Equinix in a statement.

Equinix has recently acquired TelecityGroup and Bit-isle which increased its reach to 40 markets globally.

Clement Goh, managing director, Equinix South Asia, said: “Access to IIX will provide greater connectivity for customers, especially cloud and content providers, who will benefit from interconnection to other network providers.”

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