News from the data center space in the far east this morning, where the frequency new projects has been particularly heavy over the past few years.
Pacnet continued its push to a more managed services and datacenter approach with the completion of its big project in Chongqing, China's biggest interior city. Located in the Shuitu Hi-tech Industrial Park in Liangjiang New Area, the new facility brings online some 150,000 square feet capable of supporting as many as 2,000 high power density racks. Along with Pacnet's other project in Tianjin, their mainland China footprint will soon be a big percentage of their overall square footage. Chongqing was China's wartime capital against the Japanese, but these days is getting a lot of investment aimed at making it a force in cloud computing. Pacnet signed on with that effort two years ago.
Meanwhile, Equinix has decided that two IBXs in Singapore just isn't enough anymore. They've signed an agreement with Mapletree Industrial Trust to develop a third one close by its SG1 facility at one-north. At an eventual 385,000 square feet of gross floor space and 5,000 cabinets spread over seven stories, the buildout will significantly boost Equinix's capacity in the Southeast Asian hub. But not just yet, the first phase will launch in the second half of 2014. Last summer they announced the phase 4 expansion of the SG2 facility.
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