Data center and interconnection company Equinix has revealed plans to expand its data center footprint in Asia-Pacific and internationally.
The company's 2019 global expansion plans include growing its capabilities in Hong Kong with three data center expansion projects.
Equinix also plans to open 12 new International Business Exhange (IBX) branded data centers in 2019 as part of a capital expenditure program for the year of up to US$1.92 billion.
In Asia-Pacific, the company opened its fifth IBX data center in Shanghai in February 2019. The company will also open its first data center in South Korea with the SL1 in Seoul, as well as new data centers in Tokyo in Japan, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, and Singapore to complement its existing facilities in the respective cities.
The 2019 expansion program also includes expansions of an additional 20 data centers, primarily in North America and Europe.
Equinix currently operates 202 IBX data centers in 52 cities across 24 countries globally, spanning 22.2 million gross square feet of data center space.
“In Asia-Pacific, businesses are evolving rapidly as they constantly pursue greater growth and efficiency in a technology-advancing world,” Equinix Asia Pacific president Samuel Lee said.
“We are excited that there will be more digital flags planted in Asia-Pacific markets to help increase out unrivaled global reach, which will accelerate the time-to-value for the investments that businesses are making in their digital transformation journeys.”