Equinix to Expand to South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Equinix is expanding to South Korea with a new International Business Exchange data center in Seoul. This carrier-neutral data center—called SL1—will provide interconnection and colocation services to businesses in support of their digital transformation initiatives and adoption of cloud. The new SL1 IBX data center will provide more than 18,000 square feet of colocation space, offering an initial capacity of 550 cabinets in the first phase, and is scheduled to open in Q3 2019. It will be located at Sangam, known as Digital Media City, near Seoul's central business district, and offer an initial capacity of 550 cabinets. By entering this new market, Equinix will help their global customers expand into South Korea, while helping local companies across the enterprise, service provider, cloud and content spaces accelerate their digital transformation initiatives via Platform Equinix "Seoul, the fourth-largest metropolitan economy globally, is an important connection point for both regional and global businesses, and we are excited to expand our global platform to this new metro in South Korea,” wrote Samuel Lee, President of Equinix Asia-Pacific in an official press release. “Our operations will enable customers to securely deploy their infrastructure, reach global ecosystem partners and scale their businesses at the digital edge, all within our carrier-neutral IBX data centers that are managed with global standards of operational excellence. We look forward to helping our global customers expand into this key market, while also helping South Korean companies…