Equinix spreads out in India with two data centres in Mumbai

Equinix has extended Platform Equinix into the strategic Indian market, following the completion of the acquisition of the India operations of GPX Global Systems, The US$161-million all-cash transaction includes a fibre-connected campus in Mumbai with two data centres.

With the upcoming 5G rollout in the country, companies can get ahead in the digital era with Equinix and benefit from the ability to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly digitising and scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnecting with more than 350 international brands and local companies in India.

Equinix India will be led by Managing Director Manoj Paul, a veteran with more than two decades of experience who will leverage his deep insights into the local data centre industry to support the digital transformation journeys of businesses in India.

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“Extending Platform Equinix to India with the addition of two world-class, highly interconnected data centres provides a platform for additional expansion across the country, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead for Equinix,” said Paul.

“With the global footprint of Equinix and 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,” he added.

The two new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Mumbai — dubbed Equinix MB1 and MB2 — provide 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 plans to introduce a full range of interconnection and digital infrastructure services, including Equinix Connect, Equinix Internet Exchange, Metro Connect, Equinix Fabric and Network Edge, in the new data centres upon the completion of the business integration. 

This will enable customers in India to 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.

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