Equinix moves into Indian market

Equinix has moved into India with the completion of the acquisition of the Indian operations of GPX Global Systems, in an all-cash transaction of $161 million. The deal includes a fibre-connected campus in Mumbai with two data centres.

The acquired data centres in Mumbai, to be called Equinix MB1 and MB2, form a network-dense data centre campus with more than 350 clients, local carriers, 170 ISPs and five internet exchanges. The two facilities provide an initial 1,350 racks, with an additional 500 on build-out. They will add more than 90,000 sq ft of colocation space to the firm’s Platform Equinix offering.

Jeremy Deutsch, President of Equinix APAC, said: “Bringing Platform Equinix to India not only solidifies Equinix’s position as the leading digital infrastructure provider in Asia-Pacific, but also provides a new option to local enterprises and multinationals operating in India to interconnect and manage their digital infrastructure in Mumbai.”

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