Equinix has been recognised by Telecom Asia magazine with the highly coveted award for Best Data Center Services Provider.
The annual Telecom Asia Awards have been running for 16 years and have established a reputation of bringing our dynamic industry together. The Awards identify innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives. This industry recognition is a validation of the impressive and consistent hard work our talented global team commits to every day.
As we all know, our industry continues to move at a staggering rate and competition is keeping us all very focussed on the best possible outcomes for our customers. Equinix works with some of the most progressive companies in the world and it is a pleasure to be able to meet their needs while also helping take part in sharing the innovation that our industry is continually forging. It is also gratifying to see that some of our key clients were also honoured at the awards across 13 categories and we warmly congratulate all the winners and nominees.
As Award winners are chosen from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, judges and editors, we are particularly pleased that the recognition has come from our customers and industry peers. The final winners are selected by an independent panel of 24 industry experts, who vote based on innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.
The award comes at a time of strong growth for the data center industry and Equinix, with significant demand being generated from the Asia-Pacific region.
The healthy performance of the financial services industry and cloud centric sectors in Asia-Pacific have converted into unprecedented demand for data centre services, which drive new business and collaboration opportunities and improve performance and reduce operational costs.
In the year ahead Equinix will be responding to the accelerating data needs of our industry with our plans to open new data center facilities in Singapore and Japan, along with a partner data center in Jakarta. In the last year we have expanded existing facilities and have committed to investing in data intensive markets with the launch of new data centres in Australia and China.
Later this year Equinix will open its fourth International Business Exchange data center, TY4, in Ōtemachi, Tokyo. According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the data center outsourcing market in Japan will reach a size of 1.4 trillion yen (US$20 billion) in 2015. In 2014, Singapore will have a new Equinix IBX data centre which will be located in close proximity to Equinix’s existing SG1 data center at One-North.
Equinix extends its thanks to Telecom Asia and its outstanding team for these long running awards, which allow the industry to pause and reflect on how far we have all come in helping change the landscape of our evolving and always exciting industry.
The Telecom Asia Awards were presented at a gala awards ceremony on April 17 at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.